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JOB: Open Call: Adjunct Professor for Creative Coding undergraduate course

Open Call:
Adjunct Professor for Creative Coding undergraduate course

The New Media and Digital Design (NMDD) program at Fordham University is seeking an Adjunct Instructor to teach two sections of a Creative Coding course using p5.js in the Spring 2023 semester.

These sections meet at Fordham’s Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus:

  • Section 1: Mondays 6:00PM – 08:45PM

  • Section 2: Tuesdays 2:30PM – 05:15PM

The Spring 2023 semester at Fordham University begins on January 17th.

The typical undergraduate student on this course has no prior programming experience or knowledge, and is not intending to go into the web programming field. The existing syllabus (open to change) focuses almost entirely on the use of p5.js to learn basic coding concepts such as variables, loops, graphics, and analyzing sound data, and connect them to current debates in the culture of coding.

We are seeking candidates who possess:

  • A terminal degree or equivalent professional/academic/creative experience

  • Proven working knowledge of p5.js, JavaScript, HTML/CSS

Additionally the following are preferred:

  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses

  • Experience using ML5 to engage in machine learning to images and video (e.g., PoseNet, Handpose)

  • Experience using front-end web toolkits/frameworks such as Bootstrap, MaterialUI, or uikit, etc.

  • Interest in teaching additional courses in their field for the NMDD program

  • Ability to propose and (re)design courses in an effort to support their program in advancing its curricular goals

Applicants who meet the above criteria are invited to email the following information:

  • A current CV

  • A cover letter with an addendum which contains

    • Brief explanation of their teaching philosophy

    • A link to a portfolio of their relevant work (that makes use of JavaScript)

    • A list of undergraduate/graduate courses taught along with descriptions

    • A link to examples of student work (optional)

Please send the above information to: Catherine Katsafouros at


Fordham University offers a competitive rate of pay and adjunct instructors are invited to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents non tenure-track faculty at the university. Full details of pay schedule, benefits and policies can be found at

Selected candidates will be invited for a short interview in October or November.


Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, offers its students a highly dedicated faculty, a heady intellectual atmosphere, emphasis on ethics and social justice, and respect for all individuals, religions, cultures, and creeds. Fordham students spend over one million hours per year engaged in community service. With over 15,500 students, Fordham’s Carnegie classification is Research University (High Research Activity)—one of just 99 universities in America to receive this designation.

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham’s undergraduate program 70th in the nation among all universities and 49th in the nation among private universities, placing it among the Tier 1 national universities. The 2019 Princeton Review ranks Fordham’s student newspapers and campus radio station among the best in the nation. Fordham also scores highly on many other lists of the world’s top universities.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.