Faculty Position in Interactive Media Arts / Interactive Media Business

New York University Shanghai


New York University: NYU - Shanghai: Shanghai: Arts And Science: Interactive Media Arts (IMA)


Shanghai, China

Start date

Oct 20, 2020


NYU Shanghai is seeking full-time contract faculty to join its programs in Interactive Media Arts and Interactive Media Business (IMA and IMB), undergraduate liberal arts programs in the practice and theory of interactive media. IMA is one of the inaugural majors at NYU’s Shanghai campus, with over 300+ enrollments a term and 100+ declared majors

IMA/IMB combines practice-based work with critical scholarship in the exploration of the social, cultural and aesthetic fundamentals of emerging media. With computation at its core, our curriculum includes, but is not limited to, creative programming, digital media creation (animation, VR/AR, and time-based media), physical computing, and digital fabrication. Our seminars cover the theory, history, and semiotics of emerging media to create a measured balance to the applied component of the program.

Faculty positions are available for between 1 and 3 years, with the possibility of renewal. 


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 curriculum requirements of majors are certain foundation courses (Interaction Lab, Communications Lab, Application Lab, and Creative Coding Lab), the "What is New Media?" course, and a year-long Senior Capstone Studio. More information can be found on the following site: https://ima.shanghai.nyu.edu/en/node/5. 

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 IMA/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 an international student body.

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 caliber who 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 curriculum and research interests of IMA/IMB. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • animation
  • biotechnology, bio-hacking and bio art
  • computational sound
  • creative coding
  • digital ethnography
  • data and society
  • hardware design and prototyping
  • interaction design
  • mobile, wearable and ubiquitous computing
  • participatory and social media
  • physical computing
  • robotics
  • technology and activism
  • time-based media (audio and video)
  • mixed reality (VR/AR)
  • game design 

Application Instructions

Candidates will submit a cover letter, 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, 2021. 

Additional information about the position can be obtained through writing to ima@nyu.edu. 

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