Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Global Works and Society, Liberal Studies

Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Global Works and Society
Liberal Studies
New York University Arts and Science

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow positions to begin September 1, 2023, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation for nearly 100 NYU majors. The curriculum emphasizes conceptual and spatial frameworks to trace the movement of ideas and the interconnectivity of material culture, through the study of different texts, histories, exchanges, structures and systems, languages, arts, and writing from early antiquity through contemporary times. Small seminar-style classes and close faculty-student interaction ensure the benefits of a liberal arts college within a large urban research university. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the Liberal Studies community.

Liberal Studies Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows teach one course in the first semester, and two courses for each subsequent semester in the Core Curriculum. Fellows work closely with an assigned Faculty Mentor, they attend pedagogy workshops that explore innovative approaches to interdisciplinary global teaching, and they have the opportunity to lead faculty development workshops or host program wide events in their area of scholarly, creative, or pedagogical expertise. Fellows are appointed for two years, renewable for a third year based on performance and programmatic need; they are non-tenure track and non-renewable beyond the third year.
We seek applicants in the following area:

Global Works and Society

PhD in Political Theory, Philosophy, History, or related fields in the social sciences. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to draw on ancient and early modern sources in their teaching with a global, interdisciplinary emphasis in the Global Works and Society sequence of the Core Curriculum. Candidates must embrace interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches from a variety of global perspectives and must have the ability to examine relationships of power and to interrogate the historical roots of current challenges. 

Minimum qualifications: Successful candidates must have a PhD conferred by the date of appointment, or have received the PhD no more than three years before the date of appointment. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who share Liberal Studies’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who can contribute to the diversity of intellectual life in LS and NYU. Candidates must present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and a teaching approach informed by global perspectives. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching required; some college-level teaching experience, and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are desirable. 

Salary is $50,000 p.a. plus University benefits. Fellows will be provided with offices, computers, and professional development funds.

Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current c.v., and (3) a Diversity and Inclusion Statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service (additional information can be found here Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 14th, 2022. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants may apply directly through the following link:

Liberal Studies sees diversity, equity and inclusion and belonging as essential to education and the development of leadership in a globally interconnected world. These values inform LS as a collegial and respectful environment for students, faculty and staff—with particular attention to improving the student experience. Liberal Studies strongly encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. To learn more about the Liberal Studies commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion please read here: 

NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.  To learn more about the Arts & Science commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:
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