NYU Shanghai is seeking full-time contract faculty to join its program in Interactive Media and Business (IMB), an undergraduate liberal arts program in the practice and theory of interactive media. IMB is one of the inaugural majors at NYU's Shanghai campus, with over 300+ enrollments a term and 100+ declared majors.
IMB is where innovation and business meets through emerging media technology. Society today demands recent graduates to come equipped with broad interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, especially the ability to thoughtfully combine creative, quantitative and humanistic understanding. How can innovative ideas combined with technology, creativity and business principles yield viable products, services and experiences?
Students of IMB will begin their education in one of the world's business and media capitals, Shanghai, in one of the most dynamic economies in the world, China. IMB majors and minors will take a unique blend of interactive media and business foundation courses, including Application Lab, which introduces theories of innovation, early-stage business concepts, creative coding, and user experience design. For their second emerging media foundation, IMB students will choose between Interaction Lab, which covers interaction design, electronics, computation, and digital fabrication, or Communications Lab, which covers digital media production methods, including imaging, audio, video, and Web development, or What is New Media? A course designed to give students a strong theoretical and historical background in new media arts.
Business foundations include Economics of Global Business, which prepares students with a systematic understanding of the international business environment, including macroeconomic theories, and the roles of international trade and finance. The second Business foundation, Principles of Financial Accounting, prepares students to evaluate the current condition of a business, and assess its likely future prospects. Students also choose from a range of flexible core and elective categories across the disciplines of business, emerging media, art and design, the humanities, social and physical sciences, as well as computation and data. Students also have unique opportunities to pursue coursework and gain practical experience in other global business and media capitals, especially New York, Tel Aviv, London, and Berlin. Majors finish with a Capstone Studio course by synthesizing methods of research and practice to produce an interactive project and business plan.
In their senior year, IMB majors will finish with a year-long Capstone Studio course in their senior with a strong product focus combining the knowledge and skills they have gained over the course of the major. In Fall, they will be mentored in conducting background research to identify opportunities, needs, and tools, and to build and test initial prototypes with the aim of exploring and establishing the rationale for their final product. Once established, they will continue to develop additional prototypes over the course of the Spring, culminating with a complete product launch.
Faculty positions are available for between 1 and 3 years, with the possibility of renewal. Compensation and terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions and include faculty housing or subsidies.
Faculty teach two courses per semester, usually one core course and one elective. Electives may be a production class or a seminar. In addition, faculty will advise students, and participate in departmental and school-wide committees. On-going professional work is encouraged. Teaching experience, a commitment to undergraduate education, and enthusiastic dedication to this rapidly growing and evolving program are essential.
The core classes required of IMB majors are our foundation courses (Application Lab, Interaction or Communications Lab, Economics in Global Business, Principles of Financial Accounting), a research-based seminar, and a year-long Senior Capstone Studio. http://ima.nyu.sh/interaction-lab/, http://ima.nyu.sh/communications-lab/http://ima.nyu.sh/interaction-lab/, http://ima.nyu.sh/communications-lab/
Elective courses have included: Animation: Traditional Techniques & Contemporary Practices, Bio-Inspired Robot Systems, Collaborative Project Development, Creating Immersive Worlds, Creativity Considered, Design Thinking, Developing Web, Digital Heritage, Digital Sculpting for Facial Animation, Entrepreneurship Explored, Expressing Data, Imagining Utopias, Introduction to Digital Media Theory, Introduction to Robotics, Kinetic Light, Made in China, Nature of Code, Paper Arts, Programmable Truth, (re)Made in China, Shanghai Street Food and Urban Farming, Shenzhen Style, The Minimum Viable Product and User Experience Design.
NYU Shanghai and IMB have a diverse and international student population. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have worked outside the United States, or in institutions with international student populations.
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 caliberwho are committed to NYU's global vision of innovative research and transformative teaching, and who embody the global society in which we live.
Candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA, MPS, or PhD) as well as a minimum of two years full-time teaching or equivalent professional experience. Candidates should also have published work in a discipline related to the theory and practice of emerging media and / or an established record of creative practice with publicly exhibited work in related fields.
We seek candidates whose work intersects with the current curriculum and research
needs of IMB. This includes, but is not limited to:
data acquisition, analysis, and presentation
digitally-enabled products and services
e-commerce; financial systems and technology
design and business ethnography
blockchain and cryptocurrency
hardware prototyping and manufacturing
social impact entrepreneurship.
Strong consideration will be given to candidates with a record of successful advancement of their own innovations in their respective fields.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, illustrative publications or documentation of creative work, a curriculum vitae, and the names of two referees who have agreed to submit reference letters upon request.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted by no later than January 14, 2020. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. Additional information about the position can be obtained through writing to email@example.com.
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