Assistant Professor of New Media

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 24, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York, 11238, US

The New Media program in the School of Film & Media Studies at Purchase College seeks candidates for a full-time, Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2014. The successful candidate will teach research-based art and design practice within the New Media curriculum with an emphasis on the visual language of new media, social responsibility and cross-media literacies. Candidates with an active record of a socially engaged practice and experience working in public spaces and/or with diverse publics are particularly encouraged to apply. This position requires an interdisciplinary approach to design and media arts suitable for students with varied backgrounds. We are interested in candidates who possess critical and creative approaches to media-making and emerging technologies.

Applicants must possess an advanced degree (MFA) or professional equivalent with a record that demonstrates expertise and in-depth involvement with design and new media arts. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is also required.The starting salary for this position will be $53-58,000 per year plus a full benefits package, including location stipend.

Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, having interests and experience that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broader approaches to art practice and human knowledge. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses that are a combination of foundation classes and upper-level electives tailored to the successful candidate's area of specialization. Other duties include mentoring upper-level undergraduate students, academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and Board of Study governance).

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to Think Wide Open. At Purchase College, the arts play a special role - liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.

To apply for this position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at
and complete an on-line application. You must attach the following documents to your application:
1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications
2) CV, including exhibitions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, courses taught, etc. (Do Not Submit Original Materials.)
3) A comprehensive online portfolio (please provide internet web-link only). PDF or hard copy portfolios will not be accepted.
4) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references.
5) Two statements: the first is a statement about your creative work in design/media arts; the second is a statement of teaching philosophy. BOTH statements must be submitted as one document

Purchase College SUNY is an AA/EEO employer.

Applications are due 8/24/2013 and will be considered up until 9/1/2013.