Part-time lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

New York University

United States

June 7, 2022


Part-time lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health New York University: NYU - Global: NYU London Location

NYU London

Open Date

May 10, 2022


Jun 07, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


NYU London is currently recruiting for a part-time lecturer to teach Morality in Childhood sponsored by NYU's Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Teaching commences in the Autumn Term (Sept. - Dec. 2022).

Course Description:

This course focuses on the science of morality, a burgeoning field that has emerged at the intersection of developmental, social, and evolutionary psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience, and now forms a core component of the scientific study of human nature.

In Part 1 of the course, we first define morality and learn about how it is studied scientifically. In doing so, we will draw on empirical research and theoretical perspectives from developmental, cognitive, social, and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy.

In Part 2, we consider in more detail the role of parents, peers, school, and society in shaping moral development from infancy to dulthood. Here, we will apply the knowledge gained in Part 1 to understand how today's youth negotiate the challenges of the modern world, including bullying in school and on the internet, the influence of the media and popular culture, and hate and prejudice.

Upon Completion of this Course, students will be able to:

  • Explore and evaluate theoretical perspectives on morality and its origins.

  • Compare and critically evaluate theories on the development of morality.

  • Evaluate the role of biological, social, and cultural influences on children's moral development, including family, school, religion, peers, literature, and the media.

  • Explore and analyze issues of bullying and prejudice from the perspective of the science of morality and moral development.

  • Expectation of Hours:

    4 credits; total contact hours = 35 hours. The semester is 15 weeks (14 weeks of teaching plus an exam week) and there are 2.5-3 hours of classroom instruction each week. In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and marking, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute “office hour” at NYU London per week, during which time she or he will be available to meet with students.

    Teaching information:

    Instructors are encouraged to use a variety of pedagogical techniques. This typically includes a combination of lecture- and discussion-based class sessions, as well as the use of student activities, such as debate exercises, flipped classroom environments, and experimental simulations.

    In addition to midterms and final exams, instructors may use a variety of assignments to assess student comprehension of the course material. These may include online weekly homework, writing assignments, short student presentations, and in-class multiple-choice quizzes. Instructors may select the mix that is more appropriate to their teaching methodology.

    Instructors should be prepared to teach in-person and simultaneously to be prepared for remote instruction should circumstances require it. NYU uses Zoom as its primary platform for remote instruction.

    About NYU and NYU London:

    Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. NYU London is an undergraduate study abroad program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum. Our UK faculty, drawn mainly from local universities, has an excellent record in teaching and research. Classes are held at the NYU London centre at 4-6 Bedford Square, WC1. If you would like to learn more about our program please visit NYU London.


    Applicants should have a PhD in the relevant field. It is expected that the post-holder will ideally have 2 to 3 years of experience teaching at the university level; experience teaching American undergraduates is helpful.

    The successful candidate should have the right to live and work in the UK prior to appointment.

    Application Instructions

    All candidates must submit the following: (1) a cover letter; and (2) a current C.V. All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at https:// If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search.

    Applications, in the form of a C.V. and covering letter, should arrive by 18 April 2022.

    Competitive salary. Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant. The successful candidate should have the right to live and work in the UK prior to appointment.

    Informal queries about the role can be directed to Dr. Amy Rowe at

    NYU London is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under- represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU London affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

    Application Process

    This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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