XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement
Graduate School of Arts and Science
New York University
XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement, an interdisciplinary master’s program housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, invites applications for a Faculty Fellow position. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2023, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
XE is a stand-alone, student-centered master’s program that fosters the combination of creativity and criticality with a keen interest in social engagement of various forms. We seek outstanding interdisciplinary scholars whose work may not neatly align with traditional disciplines, who are committed to exploring new pedagogies, to program building and curricular innovation, and to contributing to the intellectual and creative cultures of a tightly-knit community of experimental scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be working at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary and intersectional inquiry, which may include, span, or exceed the fields of: social and environmental justice, science and technology studies, art and activism, urban studies, displacement and migration, indigenous rights, decolonization, incarceration, global critical theory, sound studies, and visual culture.
Candidates must be committed to interdisciplinarity in scholarship and practice, as well as excellence in teaching. Faculty fellows teach three graduate seminars per year, advise and mentor students, oversee master’s theses, organize public programs, and actively participate in shaping the life of the program.
While PhDs are required, we welcome candidates who are also practicing artists or have another public-facing critical practice in their field/s. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than 2019 and no later than by August 1, 2023.
To apply, please submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 20- to 30-page writing sample, sample syllabi for two dream classes, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of diversity and inclusion. As diversity is a priority for NYU and for this position, for the latter statement we ask you to provide a brief paragraph telling us how diversity figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming of XE. Information about diversity statements may be found at
Applications must be submitted through Interfolio. https://apply.interfolio.com/111932
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage 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. 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 FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here
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