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Assistant Professor of Journalism & Design / Eugene Lang College
The New School
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 20147
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a four-year, full-time, Renewable Term Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Journalism + Design, to begin July 2022.
Eugene Lang College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with an open curriculum and a focus on interdisciplinary and seminar-style learning. Eugene Lang College promotes active learning through small seminar discussion classes. Candidates should feel comfortable in a liberal arts setting and be excited to work closely with undergraduate students.
The Renewable Term Appointment (RTA) is a university-wide faculty appointment type. The first contract is generally for 4 years; contracts may be renewed indefinitely, dependent on university need and successful review at the end of each contract. RTA faculty are considered principal faculty and are eligible for research support. They may also may be considered for promotion in rank.
The Journalism + Design program integrates design methodologies and playful pedagogy with the traditional journalism skills, values, and habits of mind. It inculcates the rigorous critical thinking, reporting and storytelling needed to navigate a complex, competitive, and unpredictable information ecosystem.
Students who major or minor in Journalism + Design enter a variety of roles at organizations that value the gathering, assessment, and delivery of timely and accurate information, as well as careers in adjacent professions. The program emphasizes journalism's role in maintaining a democratic society.
Responsibilities: The teaching load is five courses per year with the expectation of an advising caseload and service to the college and university.
Qualifications: An ideal candidate would have a portfolio of recognized professional work across a range of media, as well as ability and experience in design methods. They should provide evidence of successful undergraduate teaching experience and the ability to contribute to an innovative and experimental approach to journalism in a liberal arts setting. Additionally the candidate should demonstrate a capacity for collaboration in developing a creative curriculum in an undergraduate program that is constantly evolving. They should embrace Lang and The New School's commitment to an inclusive approach to teaching and learning.
The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education and the journalism industry to apply.
The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin,
citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. All hiring is subject to the Provost's budgetary approval.
Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
Interested candidates should send, via our online application system https://careers.newschool.edu/: a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, and a list of references. Please do not include additional materials at this time.
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.