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Assistant Professor of Public Humanities

Employer
The New School
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Special Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The New School is seeking an Assistant Professor of Public Humanities to teach in the Liberal Arts program in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students in the Schools of Public Engagement (SPE). The renewable term appointment will begin July 1, 2022.

We seek a scholar with a research and teaching program that merges humanities-based inquiry with innovative forms of public engagement, reaching audiences both within and outside academia. As a member of the interdisciplinary adult bachelor’s program, this hire will advance the mission of SPE through pedagogy that encourages students to be civically engaged actors and prepares them for community-based, creative, and /or applied work beyond the classroom. While we will consider scholars from a wide range of disciplines within the humanities, we have a particular interest in candidates whose research engages interdisciplinary fields and who have degrees from programs such as American Studies, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of social justice advocacy. Preference will also be given to candidates whose research addresses historically underrepresented groups and/or marginalized communities, spaces, and places.

The New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students offers a self-designed liberal arts education where students can pursue a nontraditional path toward degree completion. Through credit granting programs such as Prior Learning and Self Directed Learning, students reflect on their experiences outside the classroom and execute projects under the guidance of our faculty. Many of our students work full time and are returning to school having  pursued careers in a wide variety of fields. As such, they represent a highly self-motivated student body with diverse work experiences and backgrounds. 

As part of the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students values traditional modes of scholarship (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles and books directed at scholarly or general audiences) and creative practice in different media (e.g., films, performance, art exhibitions, and other curatorial projects). Ideal candidates for this position would complement the faculty through public facing scholarship and practice.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.   The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. We recognize systemic barriers to higher education and employment and we aim to reduce barriers to careers in higher education through our required and preferred qualifications.  We specifically invite applicants from communities who have been and continue to be marginalized from the humanities and liberal arts more broadly.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment that furthers equity, inclusion and social justice. We actively seek candidates whose experiences, teaching philosophies, and scholarly practice prepare them to expand and contribute to that commitment.     Candidates must have demonstrated experience in teaching at the university level and have Ph.D. in hand by June 2022.    The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.   You can find more information about the Bachelor’s Degree for Adults and Transfer Students and The Schools of Public Engagement here:https://www.newschool.edu/bachelors-program/   To apply: To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 15th. A review of applications will begin on November 16th and may continue until the position is filled. Using The New School’s human resources website https://careers.newschool.edu applicants must submit:   1. A cover letter describing your qualifications, research agenda, and public humanities practice 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. A teaching statement that describes how your pedagogy aligns with the public humanities and a commitment to social justice. 4. Contact information for three references who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. 5. Teaching evaluations (and/or any other evidence of teaching excellence)

Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.   For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/
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