NYU - Liberal Studies

Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow: Writing

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow position in Arts & Cultures to begin September 1, 2022, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

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The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation for nearly 100 NYU majors. The curriculum emphasizes conceptual and spatial frameworks to trace the movement of ideas and the interconnectivity of material culture, through the study of different texts, histories, exchanges, structures and systems, languages, arts, and writing from early antiquity through contemporary times. Small seminar-style classes and close faculty-student interaction ensure the benefits of a liberal arts college within a large urban research university. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the Liberal Studies community.

Liberal Studies Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows teach one course for the first semester, and two courses for each subsequent semester in the Core Curriculum. 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.



Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Translation Studies, Creative Writing, or related field. Candidates must have the ability to teach in the first year writing sequence of the Core Curriculum with a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional emphasis.

Salary is $50,000 p.a. plus University benefits. Fellows will be provided with offices, computers, and professional development funds.


Successful candidates will have received the Ph.D. no more than three years before taking up the appointment, and must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who share Liberal Studies’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who can contribute to the diversity of intellectual life in LS and NYU. Candidates must present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and a teaching approach informed by global perspectives. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching required; some college-level teaching experience, and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are desirable.

Application Instructions

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 http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiv...). Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 12th, 2021. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

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Contact Information

Joseph Paluck, Academic Affairs Administrator
Liberal Studies
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