Industry Assistant Professor – Integrated Digital Media, New York University

The Department of Technology, Culture, and Society at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a full time, non-tenured, renewable faculty position in Integrated Digital Media, at the rank of Industry Assistant Professor, with a start date of September 1, 2020.

New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States. NYU Tandon has an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century. We are committed to quality, integrity, and respect for each other. We take pride in our high numbers of women students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. We seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. Tandon belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches.

With NYU’s unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education. We are deeply committed to teaching and learning, and we lead in online education and in K-12 STEM outreach. Our students conduct Vertically Integrated Research projects and participate in an extensive undergraduate summer research program.

An Industry Professor’s primary roles are teaching, mentoring and educational innovation, and the position may also entail some administrative work and outreach. The program offers BS and MS degrees in Integrated Digital Media, and the department offers a PhD degree in Technology, Culture, and Society.

We seek candidates for this position with a disciplinary focus in Visual Design, with an active practice in User Interface and User Experience design. Applicants may work in the above areas in the context in visual design fields (graphic design, print and publishing, typography, web, data visualization), critical design research, service design, game design, information design, persuasive design, or other relevant areas. The successful candidate should have an active, industry facing design practice in addition to being an excellent teacher with a strong commitment to student mentorship and experience in all levels of teaching, with a strong focus on undergraduate education. Candidates must have a Masters degree or higher and an outstanding record of artistic practice, technical innovation, and/or scholarship in their area of focus. Candidates with a hybrid academic background (e.g., degrees in engineering and arts, humanities, or design), and whose work is concerned with themes of advocacy / activism, social / civic engagement, cultural / environmental sustainability, design justice, and/or media equity are especially encouraged to apply.

The Integrated Digital Media (IDM) program in the Tandon School of Engineering is a place that fosters creative practice, design research and multidisciplinary experimentation with emerging media technologies. Situated on NYU’s Brooklyn campus and with access to a world-class facility at the NYU 370 Jay Street, IDM nurtures a convergence of expertise through experimental creative practice, technical acumen, and rigorous process. We utilize technologies to support human values and interdependence, building a field of practice that combines the ethics of an arts practice with the technical rigor of engineering.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV that points to an online portfolio of work
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Teaching statement describing experience and teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

We will review applications starting January 17, 2020 and will continue until we fill the position; we encourage you to submit early. For more information, please visit the websites of the NYU Tandon Integrated Digital Media program and Department of Technology, Culture, and Society.

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The Integrated Digital Media (IDM) program in the Tandon School of Engineering is a place that fosters creative practice, design research and multidisciplinary experimentation with emerging media technologies.