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Job: Assistant Professor of Communication Design, Parsons the New School for Design

Hey List,

The School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons the New School for School of Design is looking for an Assistant Professor of Communication Design. I’m an Assistant Professor at Parsons in CDT (Communication Design Technology) and I can say AMT – School of Art, Media and Technology is a great place to work! In particular we’re looking for people with Interaction Design and/or Motion Graphics experience. Thought I’d spread the word. Full-time faculty gigs in NYC are pretty rare, but Parsons has been hiring quite a bit lately.

If this call isn’t for you there are many more other faculty positions open:


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Position Availability: 7/1/11
Title: Assistant Professor of Communication Design
Posting Number: 06071005
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/School of Art, Media and Technology/Faculty

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 Professor of Communication Design, with teaching assignments within undergraduate and graduate programs (including BFA Communication Design, AAS Graphic Design, MFA Design + Technology, and the proposed MS in Visual Communications [Broadcast, Interactive, and Graphic Design]). This appointment will be within the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons.

Applicants should demonstrate expertise in the practice, history and theory of Communication Design and related genres, with specific attention paid to the areas of interaction design and/or motion graphics. 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 of Communication Design will teach undergraduate and graduate studio-based courses within the School of Art, Media, and Technology and students from a variety of disciplines across Parsons. 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, Parsons/New School committees, etc.). The Assistant Professor is expected to continue to participate actively and with distinction in professional, creative or scholarly work.

Please see for a full description of the School of Art, Media, and Technology and its current programs.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have:

– A terminal graduate degree or demonstrated equivalence in Communication Design 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 one to three 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

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants for faculty positions must apply on-line using the streamlined faculty application on The New School human resources website Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital portfolio/work samples.

Parsons is engaged in a Diversity Initiative. Individuals from groups under-represented in U.S. higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see: for a full description of Parsons commitment to diversity.

Position Start Date: July 1, 2011

Salary: Competitive.

Benefits: Comprehensive university benefits package including health and retirement plans, tuition remission. Visit

Equal Opportunity Employer. Parsons School of Design/The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.

Parsons The New School for Design At Parsons The New School for Design, a division of The New School, we are continuing to strengthen our academic programs through a series of strategic faculty hires. The faculty we seek will help us expand or current and future curricular offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by embracing new forms of critically engaged disciplinary and transdisciplinary practice. In this exciting period of growth, we are redesigning our curriculum so that it encourages students to make more deliberate choices about the kinds of issues they wish to creatively address in their work, linking what they learn within the classroom to more project-based learning throughout New York City and the world.

Please see to learn more about Parsons and the School of Art, Media, and Technology. Posting Date: 09-20-2010 Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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