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<nettime> four faculty openings in Parsons Communication Des + Tech Dept (NYC)


Hello --

The Communication Design and Technology Department at Parsons the New  
School for Design (in New York City) is pleased to announce *four*  
new faculty positions:

    (1) Henry Wolf Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in
        Communication Design

            https://careers.newschool.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50489

    (2) Director of Undergraduate Studies in Design+Technology and
        Assistant/Associate Professor

            https://careers.newschool.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50492

    (3) Assistant/Associate Professor of Interaction and Game Design

            https://careers.newschool.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50494

    (4) Assistant/Associate Professor of Motion Design

            https://careers.newschool.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50495

The four announcements are included below; please feel free to  
contact us for more information, per the information provided.

Note that in order to formally apply for one or more of these  
positions, you must follow the process outlined here:

        https://careers.newschool.edu/

Please forward this message to any people or venues you think may be  
interested.

        Regards,

        The CDT Department


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(1) Henry Wolf Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in
    Communication Design
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Title: Henry Wolf Professorship and Director of Graduate Studies in  
Communication Design

Posting Number: 06070067
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/Design & Tech MFA

Responsibilities: Parsons The New School For Design, one of the  
largest schools of design in North America, is seeking applicants,  
pending budget approval, for a full time professor in Communication  
Design with specific responsibility for developing a new graduate  
program/s in the field.

OPPORTUNITY

The position provides a significant opportunity to take a leadership  
role in developing new graduate (MFA) studies in Communication  
Design. Parsons has a very ambitious agenda of academic development  
over the next decade, particularly in terms of graduate studies.  
Graduate studies in Communication Design, broadly conceived, is a  
significant part of this growth, especially as developed in  
conjunction with its sister program in Design and Technology, and  
other graduate programs at Parsons. The development of graduate  
studies in Communication Design has major potential in terms of  
linkage and engagement with practice, applied research and in terms  
of helping to establish a vibrant critical and intellectual  
discourse. This faculty position will play an essential leadership  
role in realizing these possibilities, both practically and  
intellectually. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested  
in exploring the future of media and communication design in an  
academic environment that encourages open collaboration, bold  
experimentation and intellectual entrepreneurship.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Academic & Scholarship Responsibilities

    - Design and implement a compelling curriculum for
    graduate studies in Communication Design;

    - Leadership role to prepare and teach innovative
    studio and/or theory courses within the MFA program;

    - Oversee the development of complementary, integrated
    graduate programs for Communication Design;

    - Promote, introduce and facilitate integrated and
    interdisciplinary study opportunities within the
    department, at Parsons and the university in
    cooperation with other Parsons Chairs/Directors and
    relevant New School divisions;

    - Oversee the recruitment, hiring, development,
    support, and ongoing evaluation of graduate faculty in
    support of University affirmative action goals;

    - Contribute to the academic and professional
    advancement of the department, school and university,
    by undertaking a body of creative practice and/or
    scholarship that promotes the academic culture and
    reputation of the department;

    - Support the educational and personal development of
    the MFA students through liaison with the student
    affairs department, the monitoring of enrollment,
    admissions, and active participation in retention
    efforts and strategies;

    - Foster the academic culture by supporting
    departmental, school and university strategies designed
    to develop faculty teaching, scholarly, professional
    and/or research work;

    - In collaboration with the department Chair,
    facilitate the strategic moves within the new
    department structure that will enable a culturally
    rewarding and academically critical environment for
    faculty and students.

Administrative and Managerial Responsibilities

    - Actively participate in the shared work and mission
    of the school and the university, specifically
    providing sustained engagement in strategic academic
    planning;

    - Work with the Dean's Office to prepare and facilitate
    the required accreditation processes for graduate
    studies in Communication Design including documentation
    for State and National accreditation bodies;

    - Foster a positive working environment, ensuring
    effective communication among and between faculty,
    students and staff, and involving all constituents in
    meaningful participation in decision-making and
    planning;

    - Participate on special projects, collaborative
    efforts, public outreach, alumni affairs, development,
    and fund-raising.

Selection Criteria

For appointment, the successful candidate should have:

    - A PhD or MFA in a relevant discipline and/or
    equivalent professional standing;

    - The qualifications, experience and standing to
    develop and lead programs of international reputation;

    - Practice, scholarship and/or research of national and
    international significance;

    - A strong commitment to the importance of teaching at
    all levels and to innovation in curriculum design and
    teaching methods;

    - Have a developed philosophy of the roles of
    communication design today and a demonstrable interest
    in theory and criticism in the field as well as in
    studio practice;

    - Show an understanding of recent research developments
    in areas such as interaction-design, user-centered
    design and the social, critical and political
    implications of communication design;

    - The ability to help further develop the School's
    critical public programs in this field, both in terms
    of exhibitions and public lecture/seminar programs;

    - An interest in working with other relevant Parsons
    departments, New School divisions and centers to
    facilitate ongoing efforts to establish joint degrees
    and integrated and inter-disciplinary study
    opportunities across the school and university;

    - Experience with accreditation processes preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design

Special Instructions to Applicants: A letter of application relating  
experience and interests to the opportunities and requirements of the  
position, together with Curriculum Vitae should be submitted online.  
Please note that application material submitted online only will be  
reviewed and considered. Please also complete the online Application  
for Employment 2006.

Further information regarding the position can be obtained from Ted  
Byfield, Associate Chair, Department of Communication Design and  
Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue, New  
York, NY 10011. Tel: 212-229-8908 or by fieldt {AT} newschool.edu

Additional information on this position can be found at http:// 
faculty.parsons.edu/jobopportunities .

Posting Date: 12-18-2006
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


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(2) Director of Undergraduate Studies in Design+Technology and
    Assistant/Associate Professor
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Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies in Design and Technology &
Assistant/Associate Professor

Posting Number: 06070068
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/Design & Tech BFA

Responsibilities: Parsons The New School for Design, one of the  
largest schools
of design in North America, is seeking applicants, pending budget  
approval, for
a full-time faculty Director of Undergraduate Studies in Design and  
Technology
which includes a four-year BFA program as well as open electives in  
digital
design for undergraduate students across Parsons.

Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in exploring  
the future of
media and communication design in an academic environment that  
encourages open
collaboration, bold experimentation and intellectual  
entrepreneurship. The BFA
in design and technology provides an education focused around the  
exploration of
design and the creative implications of emerging technologies. The  
Director of
Undergraduate Curricula will play an essential leadership role in  
shaping this
new, growing program (launched in 2001, currently 130 students) and  
further
developing its curricular pathways in game design, motion media and  
interaction
design. The BFA in Design and Technology program is philosophically  
linked and
co-located with the department's other academic programs; the MFA in  
Design and
Technology and the BFA in Communication Design.


In addition to opportunities within and between these programs,  
collaboration
with other departments at Parsons and university-wide is encouraged.  
Our faculty
are currently engaged in research and teaching with faculty in  
Anthropology,
Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Business, International  
Affairs, and
Media Studies. In addition, university research centers such as the  
Parsons
Institute for Information Mapping provide a cutting edge space for  
faculty and
student research and industry partnerships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIREMENTS

    The successful appointee will generally:

    - A PhD or MFA in a relevant discipline and/or
    equivalent professional standing;

    - Substantial teaching experience with a demonstrated
    interest in curricular development;

    - Possess a demonstrated record of scholarship and
    professional activity in the area of technology driven
    design;

    - Demonstrate knowledge of, and interest in areas such
    as interaction-design, game design, animation and
    motion graphics, mobile media, user-centered design and
    the social implications of technology.

Start date: July 1, 2007.
Salary: Competitive.
Benefits: Tuition and comprehensive health insurance.
Preferred Qualifications:

Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design

Special Instructions to Applicants: A letter of application relating  
experience
and interests to the opportunities and requirements of the position,  
together
with Curriculum Vitae should be submitted online. Please note that  
application
material submitted online only will be reviewed and considered.  
Please also
complete the online Application for Employment 2006.

Further information regarding the position can be obtained from Ted  
Byfield,
Associate Chair, Department of Communication Design and Technology,  
Parsons The
New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Tel:  
212-229-8908 or
byfieldt {AT} newschool.edu.

Posting Date: 12-18-2006

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


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(3) Assistant/Associate Professor of Interaction and Game Design
======================================================================

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Interaction and Game Design
Posting Number: 06070069
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/Design & Tech BFA

Responsibilities: Parsons The New School for Design, one of the  
largest schools of design in North America, is seeking applicants,  
pending budget approval, for an assistant/associate professor of  
Interaction and Game Design in the Design and Technology  
undergraduate (BFA) and graduate (MFA) programs.

OPPORTUNITY

The Design and Technology programs at Parsons have a unique  
combination of undergraduate and graduate students studying game  
design and the design of interactive experiences and platforms. This  
is an excellent opportunity for those interested in exploring the  
future of media and communication design in an academic environment  
that encourages open collaboration, bold experimentation and  
intellectual entrepreneurship.

The Assistant/Associate professor of Interaction and Game Design will  
play an essential role in shaping and teaching in a new and popular  
curricular sequence in game design offered at both the undergraduate  
and graduate level. In addition to opportunities within and between  
these programs, collaboration with other departments at Parsons and  
university-wide is encouraged. Our faculty are currently engaged in  
research and teaching with faculty in Anthropology, Psychology,  
Sociology, Cultural Studies, Business, International Affairs, and  
Media Studies. In addition, university research centers such the  
Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM) provide a cutting  
edge space for faculty and student research and industry partnerships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    REQUIREMENTS

    The successful appointee will have:

    - A demonstrated record of experience in game design or
    interaction design through projects and/or research;

    - A PhD or MFA in a relevant discipline and/or
    equivalent professional standing;

    - Teaching experience with a demonstrated interest in
    curricular development;

    - Demonstrate knowledge of, and research interest in
    interaction-design, game design, animation and motion
    graphics, mobile media, user-centered design and the
    social implications of technology;

    - An active engagement with the game design and/or
    interaction design industry and the critical and
    theoretical implications of the field.

Start date: July 1, 2007.
Salary: Competitive.
Benefits: tuition and comprehensive health insurance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design

Special Instructions to Applicants: A letter of application relating  
experience and interests to the opportunities and requirements of the  
position, together with Curriculum Vitae should be submitted online.  
Please note that application material submitted online only will be  
reviewed and considered. Please also complete the online Application  
for Employment 2006.

Further information regarding the position can be obtained from Ted  
Byfield, Associate Chair, Department of Communication Design and  
Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue, New  
York, NY 10011. Tel: 212-229-8908 or byfieldt {AT} newschool.edu.

Posting Date: 12-18-2006

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


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(4) Assistant/Associate Professor of Motion Design
======================================================================

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Motion Design
Posting Number: 06070070
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/Comm Design BFA

Responsibilities: Parsons The New School for Design, one of the  
largest schools of design in North America, is seeking applicants,  
pending budget approval, for an assistant/associate professor of  
Motion Design in the Communication Design and Design and Technology  
undergraduate (BFA) and graduate (MFA) programs.

OPPORTUNITY

The Communication Design and Technology department at Parsons has a  
unique combination of undergraduate and graduate students studying  
graphic design, motion graphics, animation, game and interaction  
design. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in  
exploring the future of media and communication design in an academic  
environment that encourages open collaboration, bold experimentation  
and intellectual entrepreneurship.


The Assistant/Associate professor of Motion Design will play an  
essential role in shaping and teaching in a popular curricular  
sequence in motion design (animation, motion graphics and digital  
cinema) offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In  
addition to opportunities within and between these programs,  
collaboration with other departments at Parsons and university-wide  
is encouraged. Our faculty are currently engaged in research and  
teaching with faculty in Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology,  
Cultural Studies, Business, International Affairs, and Media Studies.  
In addition, university research centers such the Parsons Institute  
for Information Mapping (PIIM) provide a cutting edge space for  
faculty and student research and industry partnerships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    REQUIREMENTS

    The successful appointee will have:

    - A demonstrated record of project and/or
    research-based experience in motion design fields such
    as animation, digital cinema, or motion graphics;

    - A PhD or MFA in a relevant discipline and/or
    equivalent professional standing;

    - Teaching experience with a demonstrated interest in
    curricular development;

    - Demonstrate knowledge of, and research interest in
    interaction-design, game design, animation and motion
    graphics, mobile media, user-centered design and the
    social implications of technology;

    - An active engagement with the media and entertainment
    industry and the critical and theoretical implications
    of the field.

Start date: July 1, 2007.
Salary: Competitive.
Benefits: Tuition and comprehensive health insurance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design

Special Instructions to Applicants: A letter of application relating  
experience and interests to the opportunities and requirements of the  
position, together with Curriculum Vitae should be submitted online.  
Please note that application material submitted online only will be  
reviewed and considered. Please also complete the online Application  
for Employment 2006.

Further information regarding the position can be obtained from Ted  
Byfield, Associate Chair, Department of Communication Design and  
Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue, New  
York, NY 10011. Tel: 212-229-8908 or byfieldt {AT} newschool.edu.

Posting Date: 12-18-2006
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Thank you.
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