Assistant Professor in Digital Media Theory -Tenure Track

The New School

New York, NY

ID: 7053676 (Ref.No. 0106071525)
Posted: October 10, 2018

Job Description

The School of Media Studies at The New School invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty appointment in the Media Studies Program beginning on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking a promising scholar with expertise in media theory, history, and criticism, with an emphasis on digital and emerging media. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for high standards of accomplishment in scholarly research and/or creative practice, teaching, and service.

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 including introductory media theory, and develop 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 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 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 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.

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Minimum Qualifications:

We are seeking applicants with a potential to build an outstanding record of scholarly research and/or creative practice, publications, contributions to discussions in the field of media studies, and an aptitude for innovation.

• A terminal degree in a relevant field or an advanced degree with a substantial record of scholarly research/creative practice and/or publications is required.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level.
• Experience with curriculum development and oversight is desirable.
• 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.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1st. However, review of applications will begin immediately and may continue until the position is filled.

Using The New School’s human resources website 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

The New School, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.


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