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New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Assistant Arts Professor - New Media and Photography

Location: New york, NY
Posted: September 17, 2018
Application Deadline: December 01, 2018


New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
New york, NY, 10003

The Department of Photography and Imaging, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Arts Professor to teach undergraduate-level courses in new media and photography effective September 1, 2019, at the rank of Assistant Arts Professor. The Department of Photography & Imaging at Tisch is a four-year BFA program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. The program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum while demanding a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts. In addition to studio courses, our required critical studies courses include history, theory, critical studies across photography and digital media and other courses in museum studies and critical contemporary art practices. We aim to prepare students to become creative leaders in the arts and humanities. Our mission is to provide student artists and photographers with an opportunity to explore and develop their own creative voice and ideas while contributing to the larger world. It is a diverse department embracing multiple perspectives; the 170 majors work in virtually all modes of analog and digital photo-based image making and multimedia. The department has 9 full-time faculty and 15 part-time faculty.

The department invites new media professors and artists to apply for the position in the field of new media to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Arts Professor (full-time, non-tenure track). The ideal candidate must be versed in hybrid intersections that include new media, photography, video, and web-based photographic work – teaching undergraduate level studio classes, critical studies seminars in new media, and other courses within the specialization of the successful candidate. Candidates should have proven professional experience and thorough knowledge of the latest digital media technologies, and comprehensive knowledge of photographic and new media histories. The ideal candidate will hold a M.A., M.F.A. or equivalent degree and have at least 4 years college-level teaching, or professional recognition in the field. Candidates are expected to have an active career, exhibition and/or publication record in the expanded definition of contemporary photography studies, including new media. An interdisciplinary approach to teaching new media which could contribute to courses across the specializations such as time-based media and projects courses is desirable. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to research and teaching, and possess the ability to participate in new curricular initiatives, including strategic planning for the department. The ability to communicate with undergraduate students on multiple levels is essential.

They will work with the Chair and other full-time faculty on all aspects of the study of undergraduate photography and new media courses in studio, critical studies and advanced history seminars. Faculty members are expected to maintain active professional careers, and participate in departmental and school-wide committees, service, and governance. They will have a commitment and a willingness to guide the department and Chair in the field of new media within the context of a university setting.

In addition to teaching undergraduate critical studies seminars and studio classes in new media and other courses within the specialization of the successful candidate, service at the department, school, and university levels; responsibilities will include department and school committees, advisement and supervision of undergraduates. Teaching load, over a 9-month academic calendar, is 5 courses per year. Applicants with a broad range of photographic and new media experiences are invited to apply. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will make a valuable contribution to the development of the courses in the department through building relationships with the larger University, as well as support an integrated approach of the curriculum. They will encourage students to consider their future careers within a local, regional and international context and ensure that they are equipped to take up this challenge. The successful candidate should demonstrate versatility and forward thinking. The candidate's approach and experience in engaging students in new media tools and digital skills should be evident within their teaching materials (statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and samples of student work). Duties will include service on department and school committees, advisement and supervision of undergraduates.

Please submit application materials by December 1, 2018 via

In addition to completing the online application form, attach one document (PDF) containing:
● Cover letter
● Current Curriculum Vitae
● Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy
● Statement of creative and scholarly interests
● Sample syllabi
● The names and contact details of three professional references
● Portfolio (10-15 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student work should also be provided. Links could also be supplied for video and web-based work or provide a dedicated and reliable website to view the work.
● Publications

NOTE: No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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