The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) at The New School (consisting of the Mannes School of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and The School of Drama) invites applications for a full-time Renewable Term Appointment (RTA) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Creative Technology. This is a key faculty position to help establish creative technologies as a core part of the curricula for all CoPA students.
Responsibilities include leading the advancement of technology-infused creative practice across The College of Performing Arts and the larger New School campus. This practice encompasses performance-based project development, curation, teaching, and curriculum development. The successful candidate will appreciate the opportunity and challenge of bringing together disparate strands of technology-inflected teaching and learning across the three performing arts schools of CoPA. While principal faculty are generally expected to teach five courses or their equivalent annually, the specific teaching load for this position will depend on service obligations in consultation with the Executive Dean.
The ideal candidate will be an artist-teacher with exemplary knowledge and experience in the use of technology in creative performance and arts education. Demonstrated achievement in the fields of media, new visual practice, and/or media performance will be a plus. Candidates should be facile in the field of audio/visual culture and other relevant fields and disciplines.
The candidate will be inspired by the broad range of disciplines across CoPA and The New School, including design, social sciences, liberal arts, visual arts, and of course, the performing arts.
While we recognize that no single candidate will possess all of the following, the ideal candidate will have:
- A graduate degree in directly related field
- An emerging international recognition as a practicing artist
- A minimum of three years of experience teaching in higher education
- Broad-based understanding of creative technologies used in the creation of live and recorded music, and theater performances and productions
- A significant interest in transdisciplinary collaboration
- A track record of performing and/or publishing in conventional and non-traditional forums
- An interest in building a core technology-based curriculum in a conservatory and near-conservatory like programs
- Experience in mentoring students for careers in performing arts fields
- Knowledge of the current trends and transformations in the professional landscape and industries
- An openness to sharing ideas, experience and knowledge with others
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Administrative experience in an academic or arts institution
The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education 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.
The position will begin on July 1, 2017 with an initial three-year renewable term appointment and the possibility of renewal following a successful reappointment review in the final year of the contract. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
About The College of Performing Arts and its three schools: The Mannes School of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and The New School for Drama
The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA), formed in the fall of 2015, brings together Mannes School of Music, the iconic 100-year-old conservatory; the legendary New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the innovative and ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of excellence, the College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. As part of the formation of The College, Mannes has moved into the newly renovated Arnhold Hall in Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the performing arts. Also housed in Arnhold Hall are The School of Jazz and the School of Drama’s BFA program. As a part of The New School, students and faculty across the College of Performing Arts experience a supportive and rigorous environment with enhanced opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, to public policy and advocacy, and more. CoPA has over 900 degree and diploma seeking students, including a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as a Preparatory program with 400 students.
For more information about The College of Performing Arts and its three schools: arts/
About The New School
Imagine a university where scholars, artists, and designers find the support they need to challenge convention and fearlessly create positive change in the world. Imagine a community where walls between disciplines are dissolved, so journalists collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians. Imagine an intellectual and creative haven that never has and never will settle for status quo. In 1919, a few great minds imagined a school that would rethink the purpose of higher learning. The New School was the result. Today, it is the only comprehensive university housing a world-famous design school, a premier liberal arts college, a renowned performing arts college, a legendary social research school, and many more schools and programs designed for students of every age and stage of life. No other university offers a more creatively inspired, rigorously relevant education. Their academic centers in New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Mumbai offer more than 10,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
For more information about The New School: www.newschool.edu
Candidates must apply online. Email submissions will not be accepted. Submissions will not be returned to applicant. Included with materials should be:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter
- Concise statement of pedagogical approach and teaching philosophy, summarizing past teaching experience
- Well-organized selection of artistic work in an easily accessible format (for example: website, Adobe pdf, YouTube or Vimeo)
- Names and contact information for at least four references
- Other supporting material such as a selection of applicant’s writing (writings, interviews, statements, course evaluations) and critical reviews of applicant’s work by others