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Instructional Professor (open rank) - Media Arts and Design

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
competitive salary + benefits
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description

The Department of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for an Instructional Professor (open rank) in Media Arts & Design, who will teach up to seven courses per year in that curriculum, including arts core courses in Media Arts and Design Practice.

The position begins in academic year 2023-24, with a start date of September 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with longer initial terms possible depending on rank. The review-and-progression schedule is determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.


The position requires an MFA in new media, film, animation, or a related discipline; strong practical knowledge of new media technologies; and experience teaching digital media production at the University level. Preferred qualifications: familiarity with and ability to teach in areas such as network art, internet art and cultures, tactical media, creative computing, digital literacy, hacktivism, algorithmic music, and/or the social and political implications of digital technologies.

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Teaching statement
  • One sample undergraduate syllabus
  • Names and contact info of three potential recommenders

Applicants must submit the following materials through the University’s Academic Recruitment website at

Review of application will begin on June 14, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed. Applicants may be asked to provide additional material following initial review. Inquiries may be sent to with the subject IP SEARCH.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. Position contingent upon budgetary approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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