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Clinical Assistant Professors -​​​​AFRICAN CULTURES -GLOBAL WORKS -LAW--SCIENCE -SO ASIAN CULTURES

Employer
New York University Arts and Science
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
$70,000 - $80,000

Clinical Assistant Professors, Liberal Studies
-​​​​AFRICAN CULTURES
-GLOBAL WORKS AND SOCIETY
-INTERNATIONAL LAW, COMPARATIVE LAW, AND GLOBAL LEGAL ISSUES
-PHYSICAL SCIENCE
-SOUTH ASIAN CULTURES
New York University Arts & Science


Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for five Clinical Assistant Professor positions to begin September 1, 2024, 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 Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts is an innovative global studies major grounded in the spatial, conceptual, and temporal understandings of a highly interconnected world, with a program of study that is distinguished by experiential learning, study away, and independent research focused in an interdisciplinary concentration. In both the LS Core and the GLS major, 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.

We seek applicants for the following positions:

AFRICAN CULTURES
PhD in the humanities or social sciences with a focus on the study of African cultures from a transnational, comparative, and regionally specific perspective. Candidates must have the ability to teach a broad, introductory undergraduate African Cultures course with a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional emphasis. They may also be called upon to teach a course in Liberal Studies’ tripartite “Arts and Cultures” or “Global Works and Society” sequences. In that capacity, they would be tasked with decentering those courses beyond traditional euro-centric texts and working collaboratively with colleagues interested in integrating African texts, ideas and cultural expressions into their curriculum. Candidates are also expected to develop seminars in their area of specialization for the Global Liberal Studies Degree program. We encourage applications from scholars whose work takes an innovative approach to area studies, oceanic and/or contact zones, and the critical study of cultural production. Applicants who focus on transcultural exchange and who combine historical methodologies with an interest in larger theoretical frameworks (such as postcolonial and/or decolonial theory) are especially encouraged to apply.

GLOBAL WORKS AND SOCIETY
PhD in Political Theory, Philosophy, History, or related fields in the social sciences. Candidates should have the ability to teach global works that examine enduring questions of philosophy, religion, political and social theory, and history from antiquity to the early 18th century in the Global Works and Society sequence of the Core Curriculum. Candidates must embrace interdisciplinary approaches from a variety of global perspectives, and should have the ability to examine relationships of power and to interrogate the historical roots of current challenges. Candidates must have the ability to teach upper-division seminars in their areas of expertise.

INTERNATIONAL LAW, COMPARATIVE LAW, AND GLOBAL LEGAL ISSUES
PhD in History, Philosophy, or Politics, with a focus on law and society. A JD is not required in addition to the PhD, but is nonetheless welcome.  Candidates must have familiarity with global legal institutions as well as international conventions and treaties and constitutional and statutory regimes in both Western and non-Western settings.  Candidates should be prepared to develop upper-division seminars that include introduction to Western and non-Western legal systems in the Law, Ethics, History, and Religion concentration and focus on such global legal issues as racial justice, indigenous rights, earth justice, capital punishment, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights, and disability law.  Candidates are also expected 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.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
PhD in physical sciences (astronomy, physics, geology, engineering or related fields). Candidates must have experience and demonstrated success with teaching undergraduate astronomy or physical science courses and the ability to teach natural science courses for non-science majors. Candidates must have the ability to teach at least one of the following courses: “History of the Universe”, which covers the nature of matter and energy and how the universe has evolved over time and/or “Science of Technology”, which focuses on how knowledge of physics and engineering have shaped humans’ understanding and applications of technology and the impact technology has on humans. Candidates are expected to demonstrate experience teaching science courses with a global and interdisciplinary perspective. Successful candidates may be provided opportunities to develop and teach upper-division undergraduate seminars focused on global environmental issues or sustainability.

SOUTH ASIAN CULTURES
PhD in South Asian Studies, or Politics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, or Comparative Literature with a focus on South Asia. Candidates must have the ability to teach a broad, introductory undergraduate South Asian Cultures course. They may also be called upon to teach a course in Liberal Studies’ tripartite “Arts and Cultures” or “Global Works and Society” sequences. In that capacity, they would be tasked with decentering those courses beyond euro-centric texts and working collaboratively with colleagues interested in integrating South Asian texts, music or cultural expressions into their curriculum. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop seminars in their areas of specialization for the Global Liberal Studies degree program. Applicants who focus on transcultural exchange and transregional contacts, particularly in relation to the Indian Ocean, and who have an interest in larger theoretical frameworks (such as postcolonial and/or decolonial theory) are encouraged to apply.

Minimum qualifications: PhD by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. 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. Publications and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later six years in duration. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full). Faculty normally teach three classes per semester, advise undergraduates, and contribute service to Liberal Studies and to the University. 

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current CV, 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:
http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html). Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 1st, 2023. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants may apply directly through the following link:

AFRICAN CULTURES
https://apply.interfolio.com/131853


GLOBAL WORKS AND SOCIETY
http://apply.interfolio.com/131837


INTERNATIONAL LAW, COMPARATIVE LAW, AND GLOBAL LEGAL ISSUES
apply.interfolio.com/131838


PHYSICAL SCIENCE
https://apply.interfolio.com/131842


SOUTH ASIAN CULTURES
apply.interfolio.com/131847

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: https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/student-life/diversity-equity-inclusion.html

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: http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 

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