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Part-Time Lecturer in Museum Studies and Art History


New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate course entitled Shaping an Educational Landscape: Berlin's Museum Island in the Fall 2014 semester.

NYU Berlin is one of New York University's global study-away sites and provides US and other international students with the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Berlin while earning credits towards their degree. The program is fully integrated into NYU's curriculum and designed for BA students in the social sciences, arts and humanities who want to earn credit in their major - including sociology, history, politics, art, art history, German, European studies, and environmental studies - while having a transformative experience abroad. Most courses are taught in English. Seminars and lectures take place in the academic center located within the complex of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and at NYUB's art studio in Kreuzberg. The program size is 80-100 students per semester.



NYU Berlin has created a study abroad program of exceptional quality for its students. We are seeking a part-time lecturer for the Fall 2014 semester (September to December) for the course Shaping an Educational Landscape: Berlin's Museum Island. The course analyzes the nature and social function of museums, as well as their role as places where the image of the state and its civil society are constantly reshaped. Field trips to the museums on the "Museumsinsel" make up a major part of the course. Further topics covered are museum architecture, collecting as a cultural technique, and Prussian-German intellectual history from the 18th to the 20th century. Since the course is jointly hosted by NYU's Sociology and Art History departments, the topic should be approached from both an art-history and a sociological angle. The course meets once per week for 3 hours (preferably Wednesdays, 10am to 12.45pm). The sessions are not a straight lecture but a mixture between seminar, field trip and lecture.


Requirements for Interested Candidates

• Doctorate in a relevant discipline.
• Record of research and publications in the field.
• Minimum of three years teaching experience at university level.
• German work-permit and tax number at the time of application, covering the
entire period of the employment.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have studied in the US and/or
have international teaching experience.

Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.

Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Berlin and NYU New York. Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in person at NYU Berlin and online/by phone with New York faculty. Please submit your application by July 10th - in the form of a C.V. and a cover letter, as well as any available references and student evaluations (preferably all documents in one PDF file) - via e-mail to Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou ( and Dr. Roland Pietsch ( at NYU Berlin, who will forward the application to the relevant departments in New York.

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