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 teaching and working in the vibrant art and technology community that is ITP/IMA. This is a one year appointment with a focus on practice, teaching, and curriculum development. Red Fellows are expected to teach 2 classes (1 in the fall, 1 in the spring) and are paired with a current faculty mentor to help acclimate to the ITP/IMA community. We are currently seeking 2 Red Fellows and 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

  • (We’re open to consider other areas.)

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.

  • $30,000 annual stipend plus adjunct salary per class.

  • Mentorship from a full-time faculty member

  • Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to cover any accomodation 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 expected to teach 2 courses (1 fall, 1 spring). ITP/IMA will provide support and mentorship for syllabus development  and course planning.

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


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

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:


Applications for the 2021-2022 Red Burns Fellowship are now closed. We hope to launch an open call for 2022-2023 fellows in early 2022. If you have questions about the fellowship and application process, please contact