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Arts and Science
Liberal Studies Program
Full-Time Faculty Positions

Extended Position Description

The Liberal Studies Program at New York University invites applications for full-time faculty positions to begin September 1, 2014, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and we welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences.  Liberal Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Global Liberal Studies, which is establishing itself among NYU’s range of premier liberal arts degrees (more about the Global Liberal Studies curriculum), and an innovative, two-year global core program whose students may complete their degrees in any of NYU’s liberal arts programs (more about the Liberal Studies core curriculum).

We seek colleagues in the following areas who will, as needed, teach both advanced classes in the fields of specialization listed and courses in the global core (note that successful candidates must be capable of teaching at least two core courses; e. g., Cultural Foundations I and II, Life Science and Environmental Science, etc):

  • Biology or Life Science

PhD in Biology preferred; PhD in History of Science with MSc in Biology considered

  • Global History with a focus on East or South Asia

PhD in History, E Asian Studies, S Asian Studies, or Religious Studies

  • Political or Institutional Economist (specialization in one or more of the following areas preferred: labor and migration, (global) economic governance, gender studies)

PhD in Economics

  • History of Political Economy/Economic Thought

PhD in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics or History

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in hand by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching.  Publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly preferred.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later potentially five years, in duration. There is no limit to the number of times a contract may be renewed, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Faculty normally teach three classes per semester. Faculty also are expected to remain engaged in their fields of expertise, to advise undergraduates, and to contribute service to the program and to the University.

(More about Liberal Studies contracts, opportunities, and expectations)

Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by November 18th, 2013. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. To submit an application, please visit the appropriate link below:

Biology/Life Science

Global History with a focus on East or South Asia

Political or Institutional Economics

History of Political Economy/Economic Thought

If you have any trouble filing an application on this site, please contact Shirley Smalls-Smith (svs1@nyu.edu) or Amy Males (amy.males@nyu.edu).

NYU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.