Founding Director, Data Visualization

Position Details

Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia is seeking candidates for a new position: Founding Director for Data Visualization. The Data Visualization director position is for a new graduate program: Data Visualization offering a Graduate Certificate.  The program will provide students with understanding of the theories, methods, and tools for organizing and presenting data in visual formats.

Agnes Scott College is an independent national liberal arts college for women located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The distinctive mission of Agnes Scott is to educate women for the betterment of their families and the elevation of their region. Today, that mission has evolved into a commitment to educate women from around the world to "think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times."

The successful candidate will work with a faculty advisory group to administer and develop the new program, hire instructors as needed, and teach four graduate courses. Candidates must have a PhD or terminal degree in a related field such as computer science, education, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, etc. and demonstrated expertise in relevant data visualization software and experience in academic program administration. This is a three-year, renewable positions (subject to performance) that is currently non-tenure-track with the possibility to convert the position to tenure-track pending the program’s success. Faculty appointments will be commensurate with experience and the field of the terminal degree will determine departmental affiliation.

Nominations, Applications, and Inquiries

If you know an individual who is ready and qualified for one of these challenging opportunities, please share this information with him or her. If you have any personal interest in exploring one of these positions or learning more about them, we would be delighted to discuss them with you in strict confidence.

To apply for the position of Director of Applied Technology, a letter of interest, CV and reference sheet with the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references, can be sent To ensure full consideration, these materials should be received on or before April 20, 2018. Nominations are also welcome. You are welcome to send the names of possible candidates to the Dr. Kelly Ball, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Extended Programs of Agnes Scott College.

The search is being assisted by Executive Search Consultant, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. She can be reached at

An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.