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Tenured/Tenure-track Position in Interactive Media Arts, Theory of Media and Technology

New York University Shanghai
China (CN)

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NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Theory of Media and Technology, Interactive Media Arts. Interactive Media Arts (IMA) is a 4-year undergraduate program at NYU Shanghai that encourages students to explore the expressive possibilities of emerging media. Our students are challenged to combine practice and theory, connecting technical skills with historical knowledge, cultural understanding, and conceptual thinking. Areas of expertise in IMA include the development of software, the manipulation of digital media, the fabrication of material objects, the production of electronic devices, the construction of virtual and physical spaces, digital urbanism, media theory, interactive installation, and the philosophy of technology. 


We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. (or will finish a Ph.D. at the start of their appointment in Fall 2022) in film and media studies, communication, or ANY other closely related discipline. We invite applications from candidates in any field and we have a special interest in those who specialize in non-Western contexts and/or with expertise in the following areas: 

  • Theories on computational media and sensing technologies

  • Environmental media / media infrastructures

  • History of science and technology

  • Biomedia, intersections between biology, medicine, ecology and media/communication

  • Philosophy of technology 

The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate foundational courses in IMA on media/ technology theory, seminar courses that cultivate student-led media research and writing, and supervise senior capstone thesis/creative projects. The candidate will also engage in campus-wide research initiatives, student activities, and service work. 

Application Instructions

Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching interests, and at least one writing sample via Interfolio. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio.

Applications may be received until November 30, 2021. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, follow this link: If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment [email protected]

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may in certain cases have the opportunity to spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching. 

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

 NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

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