New York University - Liberal Studies

Clinical Assistant Professor

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for two Clinical Assistant Professor positions to begin September 1, 2020, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary educational experience to undergraduate students. The Liberal Studies Core consists of a two-year interdisciplinary global curriculum drawing on great works across civilizations. The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts, one of NYU’s premier liberal arts degrees, builds on the global core with an upper division set of interdisciplinary concentrations that direct students toward different areas of global study.

We seek applicants for the following positions:


Two positions: 1) Writing and Literary Journalism. Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Journalism, Creative Writing. 2) Writing and Translation. Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Translation Studies, Creative Writing. Candidates should have the ability to teach the first-year writing sequence of the Core Curriculum with a global emphasis that engages works in English and in translation. Candidates should have the ability to teach upper-division seminars in their areas of expertise.

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching.  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 five years in duration. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks (Associate, Full). Faculty normally teach three classes per semester, advise undergraduates, and contribute service to Liberal Studies and to the University.

Applications include: ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current C.V., 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: Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), October 22nd, 2019. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants may apply directly through the following link:

Liberal Studies offers a global liberal arts curriculum at sites around the globe in the context of a leading research university. We seek scholar/educators of the highest caliber whose work reflects an interest in global diversity.  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, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. 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:

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

Contact Information

Joseph Paluck, Academic Affairs Administrator
Liberal Studies - Academic Affairs
726 Broadway
New York
Contact Phone: 
(212) 998-3654
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