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New York University Visiting Assistant Professor in Brooklyn, New York

The Integrated Design & Media Program in the Department of Technology, Culture, and Society at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty position in Integrated Design & Media, at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor, with a start date of September 1, 2023. The position will be for one academic year.


We seek candidates with an active, hands-on art or design practice whose work engages with extended reality (XR) and other emerging media technologies in relation to equity and community engagement, through activism, advocacy, design justice, or other strategies that broaden participation in emerging technology. This position will complement and strengthen our commitment to delivering a robust curriculum that is inclusive of diverse and critical perspectives, applications, and sites in digital art and design practice.

The program welcomes candidates with a diverse or hybrid background (e.g. degrees in engineering and arts, humanities, or design) and whose practice includes exploring themes of gender, race, labor, accessibility, and other crucial issues of societal context (bias, surveillance, authorship) within emerging technologies such as:

XR (VR, AR, mixed reality)

Motion capture / spatial computing

Themed entertainment and experiential storytelling

Synthetic media / creative uses of machine learning

New interfaces for human-computer interaction

Open source workflows and tools for the above

We strongly encourage candidates whose work engages with or has had a demonstrable impact on diverse communities to apply.

The successful candidate should be an excellent teacher with a strong commitment to student mentorship, prepared to teach undergraduates and Master’s students. Teaching requirements include core courses for the program as well as special topics courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates can expect to teach two courses per semester in addition to departmental service assignments and continued art/design/research practice. The Integrated Design & Media program offers BS and MS degrees in Integrated Design & Media.

Candidates must have a graduate degree in digital media, design, or related fields (art, design, engineering).

Please submit the following materials electronically:

  • Cover letter

  • Current CV

  • Teaching Statement

  • Research Statement

  • A statement of your experience with or knowledge of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging efforts ( and your plans for incorporating them into your teaching, research, mentoring, and service.

  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)

  • Names and contact information for three references.

Additional application materials will be requested of finalists for the position.

We will review applications beginning on February 15, 2023 and will continue until we fill the position. We encourage you to submit early.

About Us

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. NYU Tandon faculty are world renowned leaders in science and technology, with a strong commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship that make a difference in the world. 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.

NYU Tandon is committed to substantially increase the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups in STEM and we encourage candidates from such groups to apply. We aspire to create a climate where diversity and inclusion are not only appreciated but considered an asset for creativity and innovation, and we seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. We take pride in our high numbers of female students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. NYU belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches, and our faculty are supported by a range of work-life balance programs provided by theNYU Office of Work Life.

About TCS

The Department of Technology, Culture, and Society provides instruction and supports research in what we see as core elements of Tandon engineering: creative, ethical, and sustainable design. We deliver nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate degrees in Integrated Design & Media (IDM); and offer best-in-class undergraduate coursework in ethics, sustainability and urban design, and science and technology studies.

About IDM

The Integrated Design & Media (IDM) program 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 world-class facilities both on campus and in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, IDM nurtures a convergence of expertise through experimental creative practice, technical acumen, and rigorous process. We are committed to fostering diversity in our faculty and students with respect to background, ability, disciplines and impact of work. 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 that strives for equity in all domains.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary (for 9 month) range for this position is $70,000 - $125,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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