Assistant Professor - Narrative Inquiry, Language, and Mind

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Assistant Professor - Narrative Inquiry, Language, and Mind

Brooklyn, NY
Open Date:
Dec 22, 2018

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, available starting in Fall 2019. The successful applicant will have expertise in the study of narrative, language, and mind, and will contribute to the department’s interest in theories of knowledge, rhetoric, cultural representation, critical social and political practice, and social science methodology. Applicants are invited to specify how their work engages with the areas indicated by including a brief statement in their application explaining how they interpret and/or employ the key concepts of narrative, language, and mind.

Applicants with backgrounds in History, Psychology, Anthropology and/or Philosophy are particularly encouraged to apply, as are emerging scholars with expertise in methodologically rigorous narrative-based approaches to research. The Department offers Minors in Cultural Studies, Gender/Sexuality Studies, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Justice/Social Practice, Sustainability.

Pratt Institute is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, information science, and liberal arts and sciences, which includes programs in writing and critical and visual studies. Its strong programs in architecture, film/video, photography, digital arts and other areas of art and design draw students from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies contributes to the students' core education and also has its own major in Critical and Visual Studies.

Located on Pratts' historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, we are committed to building diversity in our curriculum and among our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to meeting these goals.


  • Teach six courses per year.
  • Contribute at least two courses per year to one or more of the Minors and/or the BA program in Critical and Visual Studies.
  • Develop curriculum in Social Science and Cultural Studies.
  • Advise students.
  • Serve on department, School and Institute committees.
  • Provide outreach to other departments in the Institute.
  • Pursue individual research projects (e.g. publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and present at professional conferences)
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

SALARY is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience


We require a Ph.D. in a core area of the social sciences, history, psychology or philosophy.

Candidates must have at least one (preferably two) year's college level teaching experience in an institution other than the one in which the terminal degree was earned. Strong evidence of past, present and future scholarly engagement is essential.

Application Instructions:

Please upload your: CV, Cover Letter, Three letters of Recommendation, and Research / Writing Statement.

For best consideration, please apply by January 31, 2019.




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Posted: 1/23/2019
Application Due: 3/19/2019
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