Why Join an NYU Global Site as Part-time Faculty?
This website is intended for prospective part-time New York University Study Away Site lecturers, to provide information that may be helpful as you consider becoming part of the NYU community as a part-time faculty member.
Each NYU global site has its own unique identity, informed by local and national history, culture, and other factors. Instructors and courses at each global site have important relationships with the home academic departments at the NYU campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi. Local instructors at the global sites work closely with home academic departments to host courses that balance the rigor and expectations of home campuses, with an infusion of local culture.
A center of culture and commerce in West Africa, Accra is a rapidly developing city and the capital of Ghana. At NYU Accra, students can take courses that offer an interdisciplinary approach to Africana studies, study global public health, and explore urban and metropolitan studies. -Through the academic internship program, students can do an internship in the public, private, or nongovernmental sector for course credit.
NYU Berlin offers courses from fields such as art, art history, environmental studies, European studies, German studies, history, politics, psychology, and sociology. NYU Berlin also offers two special programs in Acting and Recorded Music. Courses are taught by lecturers from Berlin’s local universities (e.g. Humboldt-Universität, Freie Universität and Technische Universität) and by established Berlin artists, political consultants and journalists. Emphasis is placed on experienced-based learning, learning in place, and on a socially engaged academic practice to expand on students’ leadership skills and expertise in various fields of study.
At NYU Buenos Aires, students have incomparable opportunities to experience the culture of Argentina firsthand with access to some of the country's most influential politicians, top journalists, distinguished musicians, and accomplished scholars. The curriculum offers Spanish language courses and content courses that explore the history, culture, and economy of Latin America. Content courses are taught in both English and Spanish.
NYU Florence offers an exceptional academic program for undergraduate students throughout the academic year. Most content courses are taught in English, while some courses are offered in Italian to students proficient in the language. Almost 400 undergraduates study at NYU Florence each semester. Courses explore Italy's history and its extraordinary art, literature, philosophy, and architecture, along with the political, cultural, economic, and social issues that help to shape Europe's future. Courses in business, film, photography, psychology, music (in spring semesters), and studio art are offered. Whenever possible the courses use Florence, Tuscany, and other parts of Italy to ground learning in the local context. Classes are held at NYU’s La Pietra estate and at downtown locations.
NYU London has a broad liberal arts-based curriculum. The curriculum draws on the city's history and vibrant culture in addition to specialized academic programs for students in specific majors. Field work and site visits are a regular part of many classes that take students out of the classroom and into the cosmopolitan center of London. A wide array of courses are available in various disciplines, including science, business, fine arts, theatre, history, politics, Africana studies, economics, journalism, math, psychology, and literature, among others.
The newest of NYU’s expansive network of global sites, NYU Los Angeles was launched in the Fall of 2019. Each semester the program welcomes a cohort of advanced students interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industries who engage in rigorous academic coursework taught by industry professionals. All students are required to enroll in the Experiential Learning Seminar which allows students the opportunity to pair their classroom experience with a meaningful internship opportunity, working 16-30 hours per week. Experiential opportunities complement the coursework to help students forge careers in entertainment, media, music, technology, and broadcasting.
Since its founding in 1958, NYU Madrid has focused its curriculum on language acquisition and cultural immersion. Students can study literature, history, art history, sociology, politics, anthropology, economics, and environmental studies, among other topics, while significantly advancing their command of the Spanish language. Students of all language abilities will find classes suited to their needs.
Students at NYU Paris choose from an array of courses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences designed to enhance their exploration of the city of Paris, one of the great cosmopolitan capitals of the world. Courses are also available in Computer Science and Mathematics. Courses make ample use of the city's resources, exposing students to the rich and complex history of Paris, as well as to contemporary trends in politics and the arts. Courses at NYU Paris are offered in both English and French. All students take a French language course appropriate to their level, and students with advanced French skills are encouraged to take additional courses in French.
A city of music and architecture where the cultures of central Europe intermingle, Prague has a history of upheaval and has emerged from life under two totalitarian regimes to become a dynamic world city. At NYU Prague, programs in journalism and media as well as music—both performance and composition—offer unique learning opportunities. At NYU Prague classes are small, and professors take full advantage of the city with field trips, guest speakers, and academic excursions outside of Prague.
NYU is launching a new collaboration with the University of Sydney beginning in July of 2022. NYU Sydney will now offer courses from both universities’ curricula, all hosted on the University of Sydney’s Camperdown/Darlington campus. NYU lecturers will teach on campus at the University of Sydney, with course offerings expected to include Anthropology, Environmental Studies, English, and Media, Culture and Communications, among others.
A multidimensional Mediterranean city, Tel Aviv is the cultural, financial, and technological center of Israel. It is an ideal place to study not only politics and the Middle East, but also emerging media and the sciences. Additionally, through the academic internship program, NYU Tel Aviv facilitates students’ interning for course credit in many industries. NYU Tel Aviv has recruited a dedicated faculty that includes scholars, state leaders, artists, and public intellectuals whose work crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. NYU Tel Aviv is dedicated to exploring regional issues in a global, multidisciplinary way.
The seat of politics and international relations in the United States, the city of Washington, DC, is alive with history in the making. At NYU Washington, DC, students engage deeply with politics, policy, business, journalism, and leadership through coursework and experiential learning in the nation’s capital. The NYU Washington, DC academic center provides a base for faculty research, undergraduate and graduate education, and internships and allows for concentrated study and research in an array of subjects, including politics, journalism, environmental studies, history, economics, and public policy.
NYU is deeply committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Our Office of Global Inclusion leads many of these initiatives, including student centers, programming and events, and support and training for our community. This work is supported by Global Inclusion Officers in every NYU school and unit. NYU faculty and students create and share knowledge about diversity, equity, and inclusion through our academic programs including at the Study Away sites.
Learn more about the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Office of Global Programs.
NYU is home to a robust LGBTQ+ community. NYU’s LGBTQ+ Center offers programs, events, learning and development, support, and resources virtually to the Study Away sites, in addition to the sites’ own programs and resources.
NYU prioritizes support for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. The Disability, Inclusion, and Accessibility Working Group develops new policies to make NYU more accessible to members of the community who have disabilities, working in close coordination with the Office of Global Inclusion. NYU’s Office of Equal Opportunity addresses requests for disability accommodations from faculty and staff. And the Moses Center for Student Accessibility provides accommodations and additional programs and resources for students.
At New York University, we embrace our urban identity and our global vision. NYU is anchored in Greenwich Village in New York City--one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the US. NYU also has degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai as well as 12 academic centers throughout the world. In fact, NYU has more international students and more students studying abroad than any other US university.
An important goal for NYU Global is to support our global faculty’s teaching. Through the Center for Faculty Advancement, global faculty may participate in TeachTalks, a series of faculty-led conversations about teaching at NYU. We are also proud to connect global faculty with the NYU Digital Studio to support media for teaching and learning.
Your health matters to us. NYU offers resources to support wellness and self-care for our faculty.
All electronic resources are available to part-time Study Away Site lecturers. New York University Libraries is a global organization that advances teaching, learning, research, and scholarly inquiry in an environment dedicated to the open exchange of information. Our electronic collections hold 3 million e-books, e-journals, and research databases. Our collections reflect our mission and values of a formal commitment to diversity and inclusion and a commitment to anti-racism. Additionally, each Study Away site has a reading room and many also have small libraries on site or access to external libraries.