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Parsons: Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design

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Location: New York City

Position Type: Full Time Faculty

Position Status: Full-Time

Department: PSD/School of Art, Media and Technology/Faculty


Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design, a renewable term faculty position in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: experience design, interaction design, virtual reality, mixed reality, and experimental storytelling. This interdisciplinary position brings together the thematics of immersion, interaction, and spatial/temporal to engage across domains at the university. The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

The Assistant Professor will be expected to teach undergraduate as well as graduate courses, and students from a variety of disciplines across Parsons. The standard teaching load is 5 courses or equivalent per academic year. The faculty member will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular activities on a regular basis (e.g., critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, advising, Parsons/New School committees, etc.). University citizenship includes rotating leadership roles that may include chairing committees and task forces and directing degree programs. The Assistant Professor is expected to engage with current professional, scholarly and creative practices as appropriate to their appointed rank.

Candidates will have the capacity to direct a degree program in the field, and will be an active member of school and university committees. Program directors (who receive course release) work within a leadership team to create curriculum and implement support for curricula, policies, and facility designs that are responsive to and respectful of diverse users.

The final decision to hire is subject to budget approval by the Office of the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications:

- A terminal degree in interaction and new media technologies or broadly related field, or equivalent experience.
- Must be active in the field of experience design, interaction design, virtual reality, mixed reality, and experimental storytelling.
- At least 1-3 years teaching experience at the university level.
- Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s design abilities and a strong commitment to progressive design education.
- Strong interest in working collaboratively across Parsons and the University, and with external partners towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.

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