The Red Burns Fellowship


The Red Burns Fellowship is designed for educators, creative practitioners, and researchers who would find it exciting to spend a year developing their art practice and research within the vibrant art and technology academic community that is ITP/IMA. The fellowship is named for Red Burns, who was one of the founders of ITP and was chair of the program for 28 years. This is a one-year residency with a focus on research, development, and practice, with an opportunity to propose courses to teach for the Fall and Spring semesters. Fellows are also supported with bi-weekly cohort meetings and a designated faculty liaison to help acclimate to the ITP/IMA community. Candidates with no previous affiliation with ITP/IMA are encouraged to apply.

This is an open call for all areas of study related to the ITP/IMA curriculum. However, we are specifically seeking candidates interested in teaching, advocacy, and arts practice in the following areas:

  • Digital media culture and history

  • Activism and social justice

  • AI and ethics

  • Accessibility

  • Data journalism

  • Ethnographic research

  • Environmental impact of technology

Support includes:

  • Assigned desk space at ITP/IMA (370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201).
  • Full access to ITP/IMA facilities and equipment. 

  • Visiting scholar privileges at NYU including e-mail and library access.

  • $40,000 annual stipend plus adjunct salary per class.

  • Mentorship from a full-time faculty member.

  • Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to cover any accommodation or travel costs. The Fellowship does not include health insurance or other university benefits.


  • Fellows are expected to be present at least 2 full days per week at ITP/IMA. The hours are flexible and can be spread out over multiple days but should include some availability during regular business hours.

  • Fellows are expected to hold weekly office hours for students to book appointments for project discussion and critique.

  • Fellows are encouraged to participate in service projects related to department needs.

Candidates must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

Information about New York University’s COVID-19 related guidance can be found:

Note on Covid/Remote: 
This is intended to be a position for someone residing in the greater NYC area and who can commit to coming onto campus through the fall and spring semesters. If you are accepted you will be expected to adhere to NYU’s guidelines and policies regarding covid testing as well as any health and safety practices. Any changes to in-person/remote status of your position and your classes, as well as access to the campus, will be based on following NYU’s guidelines throughout the year. At this time we are not accepting applications for remote applicants.

How to apply:
Application form: ​​

The deadline for applications is on Friday, April 1st. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a committee comprised of the full-time faculty of ITP/IMA. We intend to notify candidates by May 1st. If you have questions about the fellowship and application process, please contact

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