Pratt Institute invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor at the School of Information and Director of the Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI).
The School of Information, located at Pratt Manhattan Center, offers Masters programs in Data Analytics and Visualization, Information and Library Science, Information Experience Design and Museums and Digital Culture.
The Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI Center) at Pratt Institute is a mapping and analytics research hub that untangles the complexity of data in the human context through research and design. Its many projects focus on supporting cultural arts organizations, non-profits, and government agencies in conducting data analysis and mapping, creating interactive graphics illustrating key indicators; and conducting much needed multi-day GIS training workshops for various departments in Pratt and organizations outside of Pratt.
Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information science, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.
School of Information:
Teach 3 courses per academic year
Coordinate the Advanced Certificate in Spatial Analysis & Design
Develop new courses and revise existing courses in area of specialization through work with the School Curriculum Committee.
Develop and maintain a coherent research agenda that addresses current questions and issues in the field.
Within field of specialization, be an active researcher able to produce a sustained record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at conferences on a regular basis.
Serve on faculty, School and Institute committees, participate in related school activities, and provide service to the profession.
Serve as an advisor to School of Information students.
Contribute to the life of the school.
Foster interdisciplinary partnerships at Pratt Institute
Identify, write and manage grants.
Partner with a variety of outside organizations- New York City (NYC) and New York State (NYS) government agencies, academic partners, and a wide range of nonprofits, from national advocacy groups, to local community-based planning organizations and individuals.
Support the continued study of geospatial analysis and visualization in School of Information concentrations and other academic curricula as needed.
Lead technical training workshops for Pratt faculty, students, staff and other external community organizations.
An earned doctorate in information studies, data science or a related field is required.
Teaching experience at the college level is required.
3-5 years research experience in the area of spacial analysis and visualization.
Experience in managing an academic research group, center, or non-profit organization.
Experience in research partnership development is preferred but not required.
SALARY and RANK are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications to begin in April 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement on your teaching philosophy, a research statement, and a list of names and contact information for three academic references via our internal application site at https://apply.interfolio.com/74990
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About Pratt Institute
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.