The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago seeks a qualified lecturer for the Spring 2021 quarter to teach one section of an existing class on Data Visualization for Policy Analysis in the Master of Computational Analysis and Public Policy program (https:// capp.uchicago.edu/), which is jointly run by the Department of Computer Science and the Harris School of Public Policy.
Data Visualization for Policy Analysis introduces students to the tools, skills, and concepts necessary for making compelling data visualizations for political analysis, public policy research, and data- driven story telling. Students learn about the theory of graphical design, including the grammar of graphics, and the science of visual perception such as to inform making visualizations that are intuitive, effective, and memorable.
The course will be taken by (mostly) second-year students who have taken the core curriculum of the MS-CAPP degree. This course has been taught before, and course materials such as the syllabus are available, though the lecturer will have agency to make substantial changes to the course.
Courses are held for nine weeks during each academic quarter, with the tenth week for a final project or exam. Depending on the status of the COVID-19 crisis, lecturers may be hired to teach classes online. Courses can meet in the daytime (meeting 2-3 times a week for a total of three hours) or in the evening (meeting once per week for three hours). The exact day(s)/time(s) are determined in consultation with the Lecturer.
Applicants will be evaluated on teaching skills and command of specific course content. Applicants must have completed a Master's degree in a relevant field or have equivalent professional experience in the specific course area. This position is part-time and is not benefits eligible. Applicants must currently be authorized to work permanently in the U.S.
Applicants must apply on-line at the University of Chicago Academic Careers website at apply.interfolio.com/81847. Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing technical and teaching experience, and a list of three references. Optionally, applicants may submit a portfolio of past visualization work.
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