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16 Nov 2022

Full-Time Assistant Arts Professor, Film Production Design

NYU Tisch School of the Arts – Posted by nyu_tisch New York, New York, United States

Job Description

New York University/Tisch School of the Arts is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Arts Professor in Film Production Design to begin Fall 2023. The Department of Design for Stage & Film is looking for a new voice to expand and shape the film production design area.


We seek visionaries with tactile experience engaged in the future of film design in all media.  Qualified people in all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.  Ideal candidates will have both commercial and experimental work in Film and Television as well as multi-disciplinary work.  Applicants will have roots in art making and storytelling and the ability to use advanced digital technologies.  This position will require a big picture thinker who can be grounded in real world solutions.  Candidates will demonstrate a pedagogical approach that supports dismantling the hierarchy of Western performance and incorporates the ongoing contributions of other cultures. Candidates should have experience teaching or working in a diverse community and/or creating an inclusive environment in the field or classroom.


This position will continue to strengthen the ties to NYU’s renowned Graduate Film Program and the new Scorsese Center, as well as expand collaborative opportunities in other departments in the Tisch School of the Arts including ITP, Game Design, and others. Critical to this position will be an interest in networking and engaging the professional industry for guest and resident teaching.


Candidates with three to five years of teaching experience or equivalent are preferred. Specific responsibilities include: Two to three classes teaching load per semester of small student centered classes, advise students on career and production, shape curriculum with the Chair, and engage in departmental and university service, including efforts in community building. This position will help consider potential alternative and non- traditional teaching strategies that merge with working faculty’s schedules. All Tisch faculty are expected and encouraged to maintain professional creative work in NYC and beyond.


We actively seek applicants who identify as members of communities under-represented in the field of design for stage and film.


One of the premiere graduate design training programs in the United States, the Department of Design for Stage and Film is a key pillar of the Tisch School of the Arts. We are a three year Master of Fine Arts degree program offering concentrations in Set, Costume, Lighting, and Production Design for Film. The department offers an outstanding faculty of working professionals, close proximity to every type of performing and media art imaginable, and endless opportunities to take full advantage of the cultural resources unique to New York City. The department serves a student population of 54, full time faculty of 10, an adjunct faculty of approximately 25 in the above four disciplines. Over 100 guest artists join us every year in various capacities expanding both the students’ networks and broadening their education experience.


We teach our students to tell stories through meticulous research, the disciplined practice of craft, deep dramaturgical exploration of text, unimpeded creativity, and profound respect for the cultures and identities of the stories and characters we explore. Historically, the focus in all the Department’s training is on establishing a rigorous personal design and dramaturgical process, one that will serve each student in any area of design and collaboration, traditional or newly emerging, they pursue upon graduation. We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious individual who believes deeply in the importance of design training, and can collaborate with faculty on devising a coherent and equitable artistic vision for the future.


NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

How to Apply

Please visit to submit via a cover letter stating your interest and expertise, a curriculum vitae, reel and or portfolio, and a statement describing how you have encouraged, and will continue to encourage, diversity, inclusion and belonging through your professional work and teaching. Applications due by December 5, 2022.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.


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