Clinical Professor of Interactive Media and Business
New York University
United States


NYU Shanghai is seeking to hire full-time visiting and continuing contract faculty (non tenure-track) with interests in the practices of creativity and innovation as they are manifested in the global worlds of interactive media and business. The successful candidate will join a dynamic multidisciplinary team of faculty who teach in the Interactive Media and Business (IMB) major at NYU Shanghai.

The IMB curriculum explores new models for creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship, through the development of software and hardware, business structures and strategies, emerging digital media, the design and fabrication of material objects, the construction of virtual and physical spaces, and engagement with broad communities in a China and global context. Underpinning the curriculum is IMB faculty research that spans the fields of design thinking, creative strategy, learning design, communication, AR/VR, rapid prototyping, and innovation management.

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, provide office hours to students, mentor capstone projects, and participate in program and school-wide initiatives and committees. Prior teaching or industry experience, a commitment to undergraduate education, and enthusiastic dedication to the IMB program are essential.

IMB core classes include foundational courses in making and innovation, modern business theories and practices, user experience design and research, media creation, software and hardware prototyping, and innovation management. Candidates who can help teach one or more of our existing courses, as well as develop new electives based on their individual areas of expertise and innovative practice will receive highest consideration. Existing elective offerings include: Creativity Considered, Design Thinking, Life Design, Entrepreneurship Experienced, Experience Studio, Minimum Viable Product, Branding and Innovation, Creative Learning Design, and Rapid Prototyping.


Ideal candidates should have an advanced terminal degree as well as a minimum of two years full-time teaching or equivalent professional experience. Successful candidates will have an international perspective and may have worked in China. Additionally, they will have an established record of innovative business practice in related fields, and / or published work in a discipline related to the theory and practice of emerging media and business innovation.

We seek candidates whose work complements or expands our existing curriculum and research interests.  Such areas of work include, but are not limited to:

  • business model innovation in/through interactive media

  • creative storytelling through media

  • design and business ethnography and research methods

  • digital products and services

  • media production, management, and distribution

  • participatory, social, and interactive media

  • social impact entrepreneurship and venture capital

  • software application design and development

  • talent identification and management for interactive media

  • value creation for communities, businesses, audiences, and users

  • virtual / mixed reality, and gaming

NYU Shanghai and IMB have a diverse and international student population. Prior experience working with diverse students in an international context is preferred.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a letter of application, illustrative publications or documentation of prior 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. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. Additional information about the position can be obtained through writing to

About NYU Shanghai
NYU Shanghai is the newest 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, it 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 transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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