Part Time Lecturer - Global Works and Society

New York University

United States

May 23, 2022


Part Time Lecturer - Global Works and Society New York University: NYU - Global: NYU Florence Location

NYU Florence

Open Date

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.

Course Details

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

Curriculum Background

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 the future.


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: // life/diversity-equity-inclusion.html

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://

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 or passport.

Application Instructions

All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at https:// If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search, you may find the Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search useful.

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.

Application Process

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