Parsons The New School for Design |
, a division of The New School, seeks applicants for a renewable term faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the area of data visualization and interaction design. This appointment will be within the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons.
Applicants should demonstrate expertise in the practice and theory of data visualization, computational media, media design, and related genres. They must show evidence of innovation in their pedagogical approaches and be forward-thinking about what skills and literacies are now required to adeptly respond to complex global conditions.
The Assistant/Associate Professor will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and students from a variety of disciplines across Parsons. The Assistant/Associate Professor will also provide academic oversight with respect to curriculum development and instruction in the domain of data visualization, computational media and interaction. This position provides a significant opportunity for the right individual to play a leadership role in shaping vibrant new and established programs in data visualization and computational media, and to confirm Parsons’ international position as a leading school for graduate and undergraduate education in this domain.
The Assistant/Associate Professor is expected to teach five courses or equivalent per year. S/he will hold regular office hours for students and colleagues, and participate in other classroom and extracurricular activities on a regular basis (e.g., critiques, juries, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, internship supervision, advising, program citizenship, Parsons/New School committees, etc.). The Associate Professor is expected to continue to participate actively and with distinction in creative or scholarly work and will also take on service and leadership roles that may include: chairing committees, participating in University-wide and Parsons-wide task forces, mentoring junior faculty members or assuming directorship of a program.
This position is dependent on budget approval from the Office of the Provost.
- A terminal graduate degree or demonstrated equivalence in data visualization, computational media and/or related genres.
- Active/current professional practice or experimental creative/critical scholarship.
- Thorough knowledge of digital media and digital production environments, including both still and time-based media.
- An understanding of the implications of design and fine arts practice in relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological forces (an engagement with the contemporary art/design of Asia, Africa, Europe or Latin America and/or African Americans, Latinos, or Native Americans is highly desirable).
- At least three to five years teaching experience at the university level, coupled with a proven track record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, professional training and aesthetic sensibilities.
- Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
- Good management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.