Assistant Professor, Digital Media Design, Tenure-Track, New York University (USA)

The Educational Communication and Technology (ECT) programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University invite applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in digital media design.  The ECT programs–the Ph.D. in Educational Communication and Technology (ECT), the M.A. and Advanced Certificate in Digital Media Design for Learning (DMDL), and M.S. in Games for Learning (G4L)–offer graduate instruction in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a broad range of digital media-based instruction for learning, including simulation and games for learning. The programs aspire to contribute to the ideals of social equity and an informed and participatory citizenry through design and scholarship.  The position begins on September 1, 2014.


In addition to service at the program, college, and university levels, responsibilities will include: (1) development and maintenance of an ongoing program of scholarly research related to the design and use of digital media for learning and/or teaching in the context of our new Media and Games Network (MAGNET) facility; (2) designing and teaching courses primarily at the graduate level; (3) advisement and supervision of undergraduates and of graduate student master’s theses and doctoral dissertations; and, (4) writing research grant proposals for appropriate federal agencies, foundations, and private donors.


An earned doctorate is required in Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science, Learning and Digital Media, Educational Technology, or a related field.  Candidates should have a strong program of theory-based research on the design and use of digital media for learning and/or assessment that advances the field,  a record of published peer-reviewed research, and demonstrated potential for developing externally-funded research grants.  Research specializations that include new and emerging learning-related areas are of particular interest. The ECT programs are interested in both theoretical and applied research on learning within traditional and nontraditional settings and in learning outcomes.

NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity for variable term work at these global study and research sites.

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.


Applicants will be required to upload (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) selected research manuscripts or journal articles, and (4) the names/contact information for three individuals from whom letters of recommendation can be requested at

Nominations can be sent to:

The ECT Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on Dec 1, 2013. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Further Information:  Inquiries and requests for further information should be directed to

Jan L. Plass, Chair of the ECT Search Committee


New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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