New York University - Liberal Studies

Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow position 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.

Liberal Studies Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows teach one course for the first semester, and two courses for each subsequent semester in the Liberal Studies Core.  Fellows work closely with an assigned Faculty Mentor, they attend pedagogy workshops that explore innovative approaches to interdisciplinary global teaching, and they have the opportunity to lead faculty development workshops or host program wide events in their area of scholarly, creative, or pedagogical expertise.  Fellows are appointed for two years, renewable for a third year based on performance and programmatic need; they are non-tenure track and non-renewable beyond the third year.

We seek post-doc applicants in the following area:

Writing: PhD in Writing Studies, Journalism, Translation Studies, or 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. 

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment; commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching required.  Some college-level teaching experience, and publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are desirable.  Successful candidates will have received the Ph.D. no more than three years before taking up the appointment. Salary is $45,000 p.a. plus University benefits. Fellows will be provided with offices, computers, and professional development funds.

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), November 11th, 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:

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Contact Information

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