Lecturer in Discipline

Columbia University
New York, United States
Commensurate with experience
Nov 07, 2018
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Center for American Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline to begin January 1, 2019. This is a full-time position with appointment in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. The initial appointment is for one year with renewal for three and a half more years based on satisfactory performance.

American Studies is the academic center for civic engagement at Columbia, with a flexible curriculum that introduces students to American texts and American history—through which they gain a deeper sense of the ideas and vocabulary shaping contemporary public discourse in culture, history, and politics. We are seeking a dedicated undergraduate teacher and scholar who shares this commitment to civic education and is prepared to teach courses in early American literature and culture, supervise senior theses, advise majors, participate in public programs, and contribute to the Center’s partnerships with organizations inside and outside the University. The Center maintains a close relationship with the Core Curriculum of Columbia College, and the Lecturer will be expected each year to teach one section of the “Contemporary Civilization” course on western political philosophy required of second-year College students. In addition to this course, the candidate will teach three courses in American Studies. 

Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. Please submit a letter of application, vita and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

 For more information and to apply, please go to:  http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1897

 Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.