Assistant Professor of Design and Digital Media

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 15, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    CUNY College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, New York, 10314, US

Assistant Professor of Design and Digital Media – ID# 8975

The Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island (CSI) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Design and Digital Media at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2014. Specialization in Animation, Motion Graphics, Gaming and/or Mobile Media is preferred.

CSI is a publicly funded unit of The City University of New York (CUNY) located in the fastest growing borough of New York City. It is a comprehensive liberal arts and technology institution. The school's location enables it to draw on the vast economic and cultural resources of the city.

The Department of Media Culture values interdisciplinarity, combining theory and practice in its teaching, research and creative pursuits. It offers a BA in Cinema Studies, BS in Communications and MA in Cinema and Media Studies. Our Master's program offers faculty opportunities for seminar teaching and supervision of research and/or production theses.

An MFA or equivalent terminal degree in art, design or a closely related field is required at time of appointment. We seek an artist or designer with expertise in mobile media, digital gaming, animation, and/or motion graphics, who can teach the praxis of making: the how as well as the why. Successful candidates should have a strong teaching record with an ability to communicate theoretical and historical concepts, aesthetic principles and technical skills to a diverse student body. In addition to teaching introductory courses in the Design and Digital Media concentration, the successful candidate will also teach upper division courses and develop new courses in his or her area of specialization. The successful candidate will work closely with other concentrations and programs within the department to develop interdisciplinary courses and modules; pursue an active creative practice and exhibition program; and perform departmental and college service.

The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. Salary commensurate with experience.

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December 15, 2013

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