Part Time Lecturer - Global Works and Society
New York University: NYU - Global: NYU Florence
May 10, 2022
May 23, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
NYU Florence is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach a course in the first
year Liberal Studies Core, Global Works (Antiquity; Changing World ), under
the sponsorship of NYU Global Liberal Studies. The first course in the
sequence, Antiquity, would be taught in the Fall 2022 semester (Sept. 1 -
Dec. 20, 2022). Candidate would be considered for the second course in the
sequence, Changing World (in the Spring 2023 Semester) based upon
performance and evaluation
Global Works is taught in English and meets twice per week for 90 minutes each
session, for 14 instructional weeks plus a 29th session during "finals week"
for the final exam. The instructor will work collaboratively across other
course sections, for shared co-curricular opportunities for students,
including (but not limited to) course-related excursions, cultural
activities and film nights.
The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using the
city of Florence as a course element (e.g., having students write about an
excursion, bringing a guest speaker to class, etc.) is an expectation for the
course. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous
student assessment is required. The instructor must be prepared to deliver
course content remotely if conditions do not allow in-person instruction.
Candidates should present demonstrated experience and commitment to
interdisciplinarity and a teaching approach informed by global and local
perspectives. Candidates must demonstrate experience and ability to teach with
a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional emphasis.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 Liberal Studies and NYU Florence.
The Global Works and Society sequence (Antiquity and Changing World) focuses
on texts from across the globe that examine enduring questions of philosophy,
religion, political and social theory, and history from antiquity to the early
18th century. These courses explore philosophical, political, and religious
issues with students, situating each work in its historical context and
encouraging a critical assessment of relationships of power, including
representations of race, gender, and class. Global Works and Society pays
particular attention to the ways in which intellectual traditions have spread
into new geographical areas, sometimes taking on new meanings and sometimes
becoming sources of new unity or new conflict. As the sequence progresses from
antiquity to the 18th century, the differing reactions to seminal texts become
a subject of inquiry in themselves.
Students are required to write at least 3000 words of graded writing (or the
equivalent), including a short essay early in the semester and at least one
additional longer project. A Midterm exam and Final exam are both required.
Link to Course Description on Website: Global Works and Society Sequence
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."
All classes are global in scope and perspective, discussion-based, small
(Writing normally caps at 15 students), and taught by faculty that are
experts in their fields. The mission of Liberal Studies is to pioneer an
interdisciplinary undergraduate education that engages students in
interrogating global traditions and forging the new traditions that will shape
Qualified candidates should hold a PhD or its equivalent in a relevant field,
including but not limited to, Political Theory, Philosophy, History,
Anthropology, Sociology or Religious Studies and have a strong record of
research as well as 2-3 years experience teaching. Candidates who have
experience in teaching within an American university system to a diverse
English speaking undergraduate student body are strongly encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to those who have experience teaching at the
university level in English.
Liberal Studies sees diversity, equity and inclusion and belonging as
essential to education and the development of leadership in a globally
interconnected world. These values inform LS as a collegial and respectful
environment for students, faculty and staff—with particular attention to
improving the student experience. 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. To learn more about Liberal Studies' commitment
to diversity, equity, and inclusion please read here:
https: // liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/student-
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: https:// as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html
The successful applicant will shape the syllabus based on the standards and
content requirements determined by the sponsoring department.
Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.
Applicants should be an EU national or currently hold an Italian work permit
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Applications in the form of a current C.V., a letter of interest, a sample
syllabus, and student course evaluations (if available) should be submitted
online to Interfolio no later than May 23, 2022 We regret that we are unable
to notify unsuccessful candidates.
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