Part-time lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
New York University: NYU - Global: NYU London
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).
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
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.
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.
All candidates must submit the following: (1) a cover letter; and (2) a
All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at
https:// apply.interfolio.com/106738. 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
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.
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