Adjunct Positions - History or Related Field

New York City, New York
Jul 24, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Positions – History or Related Field 


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union is seeking applications from qualified candidates to teach a section of The Making of Modern Society. The course is a survey of global history from the late-eighteenth century to the present.  


While the typical candidate will be a historian, applicants with Ph.Ds. or ABD’s in related fields are also encouraged to apply. Candidates with specializations in the study of Africa or the Atlantic World are especially welcome.  


The course is offered as the third component of the Core sequence, required of all students.  


Classes begin on Monday, August 31st and end December 18th.  Three contact hours per week including attendance at a team-taught lecture on Mondays. All teaching will be online for Fall 2020. 


About The Cooper Union:  


The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering, including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural, environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students develop their professional abilities, they recognize their responsibility to advance science and art and to create a sustainable future.  


About The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: 


The Cooper Union is committed to the principle that an education in the Humanities and Social Sciences provides the ethical, social and humanistic framework crucial to personal development, professional excellence, and engaged citizenship. Through their work in HSS disciplines, students gain a deeper awareness of the world in which they must live and act.  




PhD or ABD degree in History or a related discipline and demonstrated strong teaching record required. This is a unionized position. 




How to apply:  


Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected]




Equal Employment Opportunity: 


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.   


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