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Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Works and Society, East Asian Studies, & Indigenous Studies

New York University Arts and Science
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History
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Non-Tenured Track
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Clinical Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies
New York University Arts and Science

- Global Works and Society
- East Asian Studies
- Indigenous Studies

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for three Clinical Assistant Professor positions to begin September 1, 2022, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation for nearly 100 NYU majors. The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts is an innovative global studies major grounded in the spatial, conceptual, and temporal understandings of a highly interconnected world, with a program of study that is distinguished by experiential learning, study away, and independent research focused in an interdisciplinary concentration. In both the LS Core and the GLS Major, small, seminar-style classes and close faculty-student interaction ensure the benefits of a liberal arts college within a large urban research university. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the Liberal Studies community.
We seek applicants for the following positions:

Global Works and Society:
Ph.D. in Political Theory, Philosophy, History, or related fields in the social sciences. Candidates must have the ability to teach global works that examine enduring questions of philosophy, religion, political and social theory, and history from antiquity to the early 18th century in the Global Works and Society sequence of the Core Curriculum. Candidates must embrace interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches from a variety of global perspectives and must have the ability to examine relationships of power and to interrogate the historical roots of current challenges. Candidates must have the ability to teach upper-division seminars in their areas of expertise.

East Asian Studies:
Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Political Science, or related fields. Candidates must have the ability to teach interdisciplinary, intersectional seminars on East Asia to introduce undergraduates to the politics, history, intellectual thought, and development of the region within a global context, interrogating the historical and interconnected roots of current geopolitical and cultural challenges, including ethno-national and gender-based violence, racism, and neocolonialism. Preference for expertise in Korea and/or Japan. Candidates must have the ability to teach upper division seminars in their areas of expertise as well as first and second year seminars in the Core Curriculum.

Indigenous Studies:
Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Folklore, Comparative Literature, History, Religious Studies, or related fields. Candidates may have a regional specialization in Africa, the Americas including the Caribbean, East Asia, the Middle East, or South Asia, and must have the ability to teach interdisciplinary, intersectional seminars that introduce undergraduates to Indigenous Studies from global perspectives and interrogate the historical and interconnected roots of contemporary geopolitical and cultural challenges. Candidates must be able to teach upper division seminars in their areas of expertise as well as first and second year seminars in the Core Curriculum. 

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. 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 LS and NYU. Candidates must present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and a teaching approach informed by global perspectives. Publications and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged. 

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later five years in duration. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full). Faculty normally teach three classes per semester, advise undergraduates, and contribute service to Liberal Studies and to the University.

Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current c.v., and (3) a Diversity and Inclusion Statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service (additional information can be found here Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 1st, 2021. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants may apply directly through the following links:

Global Works & Society (">
East Asian Studies (">
Indigenous Studies (">

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, ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. To learn more about the Liberal Studies commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion please read here: 

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:
EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 
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