Job Details

New York University
  • Position Number: 4210050
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Digital Art

Arts Instructor, Interactive Media

The Interactive Media Arts Instructor will be expected to support all aspects of the Interactive
Media program at NYU Abu Dhabi. This includes providing key technical, academic, and
administrative support to the Interactive Media program and its courses, spaces, events, and
communications. Appropriate candidates will be self-starters, having the ability to look at the big
picture and see what is needed and to make it happen.


Academic Support
● Running creative, technical, and instructional workshops both in and out of class.
● Meeting with students one-on-one to support their Interactive Media capstone and
course work.
● Creating educational resources (online & print) for student use - one-sheets, guides, short
instructional videos, etc. to establish standards and best practices.

● Managing tools, machines, electronic component stocks, and equipment. This includes
managing the equipment checkout system, developing and maintaining safety and
training materials, tracking the quantities and conditions of items, and working with the
Lab Manager to procure replacements or additional items as needed.
● Managing the program's digital assets, resources, sites, and services.
● Providing technical, administrative, and logistical support for program events, such as
end-of-semester showcases, hackathons, open houses, etc.
● Hiring, training, and supervising student assistants.
● Attending regular program meetings and arts instructors' meetings.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, over the last decade, NYUAD has assembled a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE's capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today's complex world.

NYUAD is animated by inspiring and diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and provide an intellectually rich environment.

NYUAD students come from more than 126 countries, with no single nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our over 320 faculty members represent more than 45 nationalities and bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity (IDBE), which is fundamental to the University's commitment to excellence. Visit our website for more information on NYUAD's commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission.

Students are drawn from among the world's best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school admissions, and other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the University; the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade as we develop new graduate programs.

Working for NYUAD

To help Academic Staff thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi. It includes a competitive salary; furnished accommodation provided; educational assistance for your dependents attending school in the UAE; and access to health and wellness services. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your family.

● Bachelor's Degree

● Master's Degree

Required Work and Related Experience
● Past work experience in University and/or equivalent setting providing instructional
support for college-level students.
● Advanced knowledge of Processing, P5JS, Arduino, front and backend web
development tools, digital fabrication (laser cutting, 3D printing), physical computing, and
creative coding
● Knowledge of common hand and power tools and knowing how to work with wood,
metal, plastic, etc.
● Competency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After
● Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: openFrameworks, Cinder,
TouchDesigner, Unity, Unreal Engine, Fusion 360, Maya, Blender

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:

Cover Letter
Contact details for three referees. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage.
We anticipate that the successful candidate can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024 or 2024-2025, subject to final budget approval.

NYUAD is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University, including women, under-represented minorities, and UAE nationals.

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