New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer for a course entitled "Topics in Media Art: Transmedia Storytelling" for undergraduate students for the Spring 2024 semester (January 22 to May 10, 2024).
The course aims to introduce students to new technologies and methods for creating and distributing accessible content and participatory media. Traditional media are in a time of transition, continuously being pushed in new directions by the increasing ease of producing compelling material, and by the interactive and social nature of the internet. Social networks and online distribution platforms have given rise to an audience that is eager to engage with and participate in the creation of media. Students may approach this online course as a compliment to any traditional media-focused class where the students have an interest in engaging with online audiences at all stages - production, distribution. Through the course, students develop an understanding of transmedia and participatory media, learn to think critically about the role of networks (both social and computer networks) in storytelling, and learn how to leverage new technologies for engaging with an audience in the production and distribution of media.
The course is taught entirely online and in English. It meets fortnightly for seven sessions of three hours each. Classes will be a mixture of lecture, discussion, hands-on tutorials, homework review, presentations, and group work. Students join from NYU's Berlin, Accra, Tel Aviv, and other campuses.
NYU is committed to providing a community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity, which inform academic excellence. The lecturer is expected to support and promote this commitment both during and outside the teaching sessions through critical approaches to the formation of social difference.
NYU Berlin offers you:
An inspiring and rewarding teaching position in an innovative university setting with opportunities to co-design and co-shape our processes.
Opportunities for personal and professional development, including access to NYU's Global Faculty Fund, participation in NYU Berlin's IDBEA (Identity, Diversity, Belonging, Equity, Accessibility) Council, as well as training in topics such as, for example, anti-racist teaching and syllabus design.
A diverse, engaged and welcoming team.
About New York University (NYU) and NYU Berlin
Founded in 1831, New York University is one of the largest and most prestigious private universities in the United States. NYU is based in New York but also operates branch campuses and research programs in other parts of the U.S. and around the world. NYU Berlin is one of NYU's global study-away sites and provides NYU students with the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Berlin. The program is fully integrated into NYU's curriculum and designed for BA students in the social sciences, arts and humanities who want to earn credit in their major – including art, art history, drama, environmental studies, European studies, German, history, interactive media arts, music, politics, psychology, and sociology – while having a transformative experience abroad. Seminars and lectures take place at the academic center located within the complex of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and at NYU Berlin's art and drama studio in Kreuzberg. The program size is 120 students per semester, as well as various January Term and Summer Schools.
NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the U.S. and carbon-neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen.
Candidates should be passionate about teaching, fluent in English, and have an academic background that reflects the course themes. Important is a broad academic outlook and the ability to cater to the individual needs of the students.
Ideal candidates should be excellent teachers, who can demonstrate an ability to lead rigorous class discussion, develop assignments that lead students through critical analysis of complex and multi-layered investigations, offer constructive criticism of student projects, and understand the importance of student-led inquiry in the classroom.
Ideally a terminal degree (Doctorate, MFA, MPS, etc.) in a relevant discipline
Record of research and publications OR creative practice in the field
A minimum of three years' teaching experience at the university level
Fluency in English
German work-permit and tax number at the time of application, covering the entire period of employment
Preference will be given to candidates who have been doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the US and/or have international teaching experience.
Women, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.
All applications must be made online through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/134108. The deadline is December 1, 2023. In your cover letter, please address your approach to teaching and learning, how your particular specialization may influence the teaching of the course, what you believe to be the most important learning outcomes from the course for the students, and what particular strategies you are using to empower your students to thrive. Please also upload either a list of at least two referees under
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.