Clinical Instructor of Interactive Media Arts
New York University Shanghai
United States


NYU Shanghai is seeking full-time contract faculty to join its program in Interactive Media Arts and Business (IMA), an undergraduate liberal arts program 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 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. 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 curriculum requirements of IMA majors are  two foundation courses (Interaction Lab, Communications Lab), a research-based seminar, and a year-long Senior Capstone Studio.,

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 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.


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. 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 andprototyping
  • 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 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, 2019. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply.

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