The School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a tenure track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Media Studies.
We are seeking an outstanding interdisciplinary media scholar and/or practitioner who can connect the roles of cross-platform digital narratives and design with participatory engagement and social justice within a global context. The ideal candidate will link the creation, use, and analysis of a variety of media forms, with an emphasis on digital and emerging participatory media, and connect them to social movements and organizations. They should have an outstanding record of accomplishments in scholarly research and/or creative practice, 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 and rotational faculty leadership roles. They will also be expected to actively contribute to growing and maintaining an educationally diverse community in all its activities and programs.
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 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. You can find more information on The Schools of Public Engagement and the School of Media Studies here Information about the Schools of Public Engagement and the School of Media Studies can be found at: https://www.newschool.edu/media-studies/
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 successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience: -PhD in a relevant field, or an advanced degree with a substantial record of scholarly research and publication and/or creative practice and/or public scholarship, 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2019. However review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Using The New School's human resources website https://careers.newschool.edu applicants must submit:
1)a cover letter summarizing their research interests and teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, 2)a curriculum vitae and names of three referees, 3)teaching evaluations (and any other evidence of teaching excellence)
For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/
Internal Number: 18242
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.