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Assistant or Associate Professor in Cross-Disciplinary Media Narratives and Design (Tenure-track)

The New School
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Media Studies at The New School invites applicants for a tenure track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in Cross-Disciplinary Media Narratives and Design in the Media Studies Program beginning on July 1, 2022.   We are seeking an outstanding interdisciplinary media scholar and/or practitioner who can connect the roles of creating cross-platform narratives and the design of digital experiences, interfaces and emerging media. The ideal candidate will be connecting theory and practice, and emphasizing equity and social justice, both in their practice and in the classroom, elevating and addressing the cultures and experiences of underrepresented communities. Knowledge and experience with new and emerging technologies, such as immersive AR/VR environments, AI and machine learning, or data-driven techniques is a plus. Of particular interest are candidates whose work includes a focus in one or more of these areas: queer, trans, feminist, decolonial, indigenous, critical race, and/or disability studies, as they bear on creative digital media practices. They should have an outstanding record or promise of accomplishments in creative practice and/or scholarly research, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.   Faculty teach five courses or equivalent per year across the graduate and undergraduate level, in addition to advising students and supervising theses. The successful candidate will demonstrate expert knowledge in one or more core areas of the graduate and undergraduate programs and will be expected to develop new courses related to their expertise within the media studies graduate and undergraduate curricula. They will demonstrate flexibility in pedagogy to engage students from varying disciplinary backgrounds, in courses that enroll students from Media Studies as well as from International Affairs, Creative Writing, Management, Design, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences. The candidate should also demonstrate an interest and aptitude for program development as well as serving in faculty leadership roles (on a rotating basis). They will also be expected to actively contribute to growing and maintaining an educationally diverse community in all its activities and programs. 

The School of Media Studies at The New School has been defining the field of media studies for more than four decades by providing a broad curriculum that combines theory and practice in graduate degrees in Media Studies and Media Management, undergraduate and graduate certificates, and an undergraduate media studies major. Seminar courses focus on diverse critical, historical, analytic, and creative methods of investigation, while studio and production courses focus on multiple media forms: cinematic, digital, immersive, sound, and mobile. Our programs are distinguished by their interdisciplinary breadth and commitment to creating media and social practice in the service of a more just and humane world. The School’s student and faculty community is diverse in ethnicity, racial identity, religion, and gender identity and expression, and international students who come from over 20 countries make up 35% of the student body. 

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.    Qualifications:  We are seeking applicants with a potential to build an outstanding record of creative practice and/or scholarly research, contributions to the field, and an aptitude for innovation.    The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:

- PhD or an advanced degree with a substantial record of creative practice and/or scholarly research and publication in a relevant field is required;

- Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level;

- Experience with curriculum development and leadership;

- Experience in mentoring students;

- Capacity to work well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of professional experience;

- Commitment to collaborating across the University and with external partners.      The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. We recognize systemic barriers to higher education and employment and we aim to reduce barriers to careers in higher education through our required and preferred qualifications.  We specifically invite applicants from communities who have been and continue to be marginalized from media, art and design education and industries.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment that furthers equity, inclusion and social justice. We actively seek candidates whose experiences, teaching philosophies, and scholarly practice prepare them to expand and contribute to that commitment.       The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.   You can find more information on The Schools of Public Engagement and the School of Media Studies here
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