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Assistant Professor of Communication Design

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Applicants for faculty positions must apply on-line using the faculty application on The New School human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu. Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital portfolio/work samples. 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 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. Position Start Date: January 2018 Salary: Competitive. Benefits: Comprehensive university benefits package including health and retirement plans, tuition remission. Visit http://www.newschool.edu/hr/benefits/ft-faculty-admin-staff

Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:

January 1, 2018

Title: Assistant Professor of Communication Design
Requisition Number: 0106071452
Location New York City
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/School of Art, Media and Technology/Faculty
Responsibilities:

Assistant Professor of Communication Design
Renewable Term Appointment
School of Art, Media & Technology
Parsons School of Design

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in the practice, history and theory of contemporary communication and interaction design and related genres. Candidates 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 of global conditions.

The Assistant Professor may be expected to teach undergraduate as well as graduate courses, and students from a variety of disciplines across Parsons. The teaching load will be 5 courses per year, or the equivalent, with at least one course per term within a ‘Core’ curriculum. S/he will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular activities on a regular basis (e.g., critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, advising) as well as contribute to the broader Parsons/New School community by way of committee assignments, project or exhibition coordination, working groups etc. University citizenship includes rotating leadership roles that may include chairing committees and task forces and degree program directorship. The Assistant Professor is expected to be engaged with current scholarly or creative practices. The terms and conditions of this faculty appointment are governed by The New School policies as set forth in the Full-Time Faculty Handbook.

This position is dependent on budget approval from the Office of the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Assistant Professor must have:
- A terminal degree or demonstrated equivalence in digital design, distribution media and communication strategies.
- 3 years teaching experience at university level.
- Expertise in contemporary approaches, concepts, techniques, and critical issues of communication design as they relate to interaction, technology, data visualization, branding and editorial,
- 3-5 years of active/current professional practice or creative/critical scholarship, and an established record of professional accomplishments.
- 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).
- An ability to connect the school to external industry partnerships. A broad vision of the school’s needs in relation to the demands of the market, and to the professional placements of the students
- Understanding of the implications of design practice in relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological forces.
- Interest in developing critical, historical, and theoretical discussions around visual culture, art and design methodologies in the classroom/studio.
- Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s design abilities and a strong commitment to progressive design education.
- Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
- Good management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.
- An interest in working collaboratively within Parsons, the University, and with external partners towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants for faculty positions must apply on-line using the faculty application on The New School human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu. Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital portfolio/work samples.

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 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.

Position Start Date: January 2018

Salary: Competitive.

Benefits: Comprehensive university benefits package including health and retirement plans, tuition remission. Visit http://www.newschool.edu/hr/benefits/ft-faculty-admin-staff

Posting Date: 04/25/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your minimum required salary?
    • $50k or less
    • $51-56k
    • $57-63
    • $64-70k
    • $71-76k
    • $77-83k
    • $84-90k
  2. * What is your current or most recent salary?
    • Less than $60,000
    • $61,000 – $65,000
    • $66,000 – $71,000
    • $72,000 – $77,000
    • $78,000 – $83,000
    • More than $83,000

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents