Assistant Professor Of Interactive Animation

The New School

Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Interactive Animation, a one year fixed term faculty position in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons.


Candidates should demonstrate expertise in traditional and contemporary animation, as well as storytelling and editing techniques. The candidate’s practices should reflect innovation, experimentation, be narrative-driven and highly personal. The Assistant Professor will bridge the narrative and storytelling approaches in the Illustration and the Design + Technology programs as they pertain to how we understand and develop animation, games, creative technologies and other hybrid practices that are evolving continuously across these fields. The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

The Assistant Professor will be expected to teach undergraduate and students from a variety of disciplines across Parsons. The standard teaching load is 5 courses or equivalent per academic year. The faculty member will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular activities on a regular basis (e.g., critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, advising, Parsons/New School committees, etc.). The Assistant Professor is expected to engage with current professional, scholarly and creative practices as appropriate to their appointed rank.

Candidates will have the capacity to direct a degree program in the field, and will be an active member of school and university committees. Program directors (who receive course release) work within a leadership team to implement support for curricula, policies, and facility designs that are responsive to and respectful of diverse users.

The final decision to hire is subject to budget approval by the Office of the Provost.

  • A terminal degree in Illustration or Animation or broadly related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Must be active in the field of interactive storytelling and animation.

  • At least 1-3 years teaching experience at university level.

  • Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s design abilities and a strong commitment to progressive design education.

  • Strong interest in working collaboratively across Parsons and the University, and with external partners towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.

How to Apply

Applicants for faculty positions must apply on-line using the streamlined faculty application on The New School human resources website Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital work samples.

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.

Position Start Date: July 2019

Posted on December 27