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Assistant Arts Professor of Emerging Media, Performance, and Technology

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

New York, NY

Oct 7
Job Description

The Collaborative Arts undergraduate degree program (BFA) of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts seeks a non-tenure track Assistant Arts Professors to join our faculty beginning Fall 2023.
Collaborative Arts is a new and innovative BFA program within Tisch’s Institute of Performing Arts and is committed to training a new generation of interdisciplinary artists.
We believe that new modes of expression are best borne by a diverse student body committed to understanding how things work by doing. Encouraging experimentation - especially by combining disciplines and working together - is at the heart of our BFA. We value creative innovation combined with theoretical rigor, and encourage our students to try before knowing how or why.
Our first-year curriculum introduces students to the fundamentals of performance (movement and acting), filmmaking, emerging media and technology, music production, visual arts, playwriting/screenwriting, and art theory. These are followed in subsequent years by artistic practice electives and specialized theme-based interdisciplinary courses where different approaches, disciplines, and theories are intertwined and explored, culminating in a final capstone project.
Qualifications:
We are seeking an imaginative and skilled, multidisciplinary emerging media artist to join our full-time faculty and lead our students in this exploration of interdisciplinary work. Successful candidates are working professionals and educators who mix forms, genres, and theoretical approaches, and we are particularly interested in artists who mix traditional and emerging technologies in their practice to create signature performative work.
Candidates must have teaching experience and be able to enhance our core curriculum, especially within the following emerging areas: computer-generated arts, performance, web-based media, fabrication, graphic design and thesis. In addition, faculty must be able to design and teach electives meeting the needs of our students by providing platforms for exploring new ideas and connections between traditional disciplines.
All candidates are required to possess an awareness of code as a creative medium and have a working knowledge of contemporary coding languages. They should have a working knowledge of software required to create and edit time-based work and computer generated arts (e.g. Adobe CC, Autodesk, Unity, Blender, Touchdesigner etc.). Our ideal candidate’s practice should include working with physical materials and tools in a MakerSpace setting. Well-documented performance in these areas must be included.
Candidates will possess considerable technical proficiency and continue to work in their profession while members of our faculty. In keeping with the founding principles of the Tisch School of the Arts, we believe that students are inspired most by learning from working artists.
We seek candidates whose teaching and/or artistry has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to equity and inclusion of culturally diverse artistic perspectives. We welcome applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
Duties:
Full Time faculty teach five courses per year and assist in advising and mentoring of students, thesis advisement, participate in departmental and school-wide committees and meetings, facilitate and lead departmental events, workshops, labs and student showcases.

To apply, please visit https://tisch.nyu.edu/faculty/faculty-positions.
Application Instructions:

1. Cover Letter stating your interest, teaching philosophy and expertise relevant to the position
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness including select course syllabi and evaluations
4. Three letters of reference accompanied by bio and contact information from each referrer
5. Work samples that best represent areas of expertise as outlined in the Cover Letter. Samples may include images, recordings, videos, published materials, exhibit and performance documentation, etc. Please provide a valid URL with brief documentation for each creative submission.

Application deadline: December 1st, 2022
Please direct questions about the application process to Administrative Director Sarah Ryndak at sarah.ryndak@nyu.edu

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