Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design

Location: New York, NY Posted: Sep 14

Job Description

Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Interaction & Media Design, a renewable term faculty position in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in interaction design with an interest in virtual and mixed reality. Candidates should be able to engage with the domains of dynamic narrative, computer vision, computer graphics, augmented reality, new media interfaces, information science, and digital technologies. The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

The Assistant Professor will be expected to teach undergraduate as well as graduate courses, and students from a variety of disciplines across Parsons. The standard teaching load is 5 courses or equivalent per academic year. The faculty member will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular activities on a regular basis (e.g., critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, advising, Parsons/New School committees, etc.). University citizenship includes rotating leadership roles that may include chairing committees and task forces and degree program directorship. The Assistant Professor is expected to engage with current professional, scholarly and creative practices as appropriate to their appointed rank.

Candidates will have the capacity to direct a degree program in the field, and will be an active member of school and university committees. Program directors (who receive course release) work within a leadership team to create curriculum and implement support for curricula, policies, and facility designs that are responsive to and respectful of diverse users.

Applications review will begin Oct. 15, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.The final decision to hire is subject to budget approval by the Office of the Provost.

- A terminal degree in interaction and new media technologies or broadly related field, or equivalent experience.
- Must be active in the field of experience design.
- At least 1-3 years teaching experience at university level.
- Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s design abilities and a strong commitment to progressive design education.
- Strong interest in working collaboratively across Parsons and the University, and with external partners towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.

Applicants for faculty positions must apply on-line using the streamlined faculty application on The New School human resources website Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital work samples.

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.

Position Start Date: July 2018

Application Details

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.

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