The School of Media Studies at The New School invites applications for a tenure-track Associate/Full Professor faculty appointment in the Media Studies Program beginning on July 1, 2019.
We are seeking an accomplished creative media practitioner and scholar, with an emphasis on new and emerging media. The successful candidate should have demonstrate excellence in teaching and an outstanding record of accomplishments in scholarly research and/or creative practice within the developing fields of trans- or cross-media, and/or immersive media, such as Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (VR, AR and MR), and similar digital projects.
The teaching course load is five graduate/undergraduate courses per year or its equivalent, plus advising students and supervising theses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core areas of the graduate and undergraduate programs, and develop innovative new courses within the media studies graduate and undergraduate curricula. The candidate should also demonstrate an interest and aptitude for curriculum development and rotational faculty leadership roles.
The School of Media Studies at The New School has been defining the field of media studies for more than four decades and providing a broad curriculum that combines theory and practice across graduate degrees in Media Studies and Media Management, undergraduate and graduate certificates, and the undergraduate media curriculum. Seminar courses focus on diverse critical, historical, analytic, and creative methods of investigation, while 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 in the service of a more just and humane world. The student body is internationally and ethnically diverse, with 35% of international students who come from over 20 countries.
The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.
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.
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.
You can find more information on The Schools of Public Engagement and The School of Media Studies here: https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/school-of-media-studies/
We are seeking applicants who have demonstrated excellence as a teacher and creative media practitioner, and are recognized innovators who have made significant contributions to key discussions in the field of digital and/or emerging media.
A terminal degree in a relevant field or an advanced degree with a substantial record of scholarly research and publication and/or creative practice is required.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level.
Experience with curriculum development and oversight.
Experience 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 15th. However, review of applications will begin immediately and may continue until the position is filled.
Using The New School's human resources website https://careers.newschool.edu applicants must submit:
1.cover letter that includes: research/practice interests, teaching philosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/or community 2.curriculum vitae 3.writing/media samples 4.names and contact information of three references 5.teaching evaluations (and any other evidence of teaching excellence)
Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.
For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/
Internal Number: 16592
About The New School
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.