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Clinical Assistant Professor – African Cultures, NYU

Clinical Assistant Professor – African Cultures
Liberal Studies
New York University Arts & Science

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2024, 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 provide students with the benefits of a liberal arts college within a large urban research university. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of Liberal Studies and NYU.

We seek applicants for the following position:

PhD in the humanities or social sciences with a focus on the study of African cultures from a transnational, comparative, and regionally specific perspective. Candidates must have the ability to teach a broad, introductory undergraduate African Cultures course with a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional emphasis. They may also be called upon to teach a course in Liberal Studies’ tripartite “Arts and Cultures” or “Global Works and Society” sequences. In that capacity, they would be tasked with decentering those courses beyond traditional euro-centric texts and working collaboratively with colleagues interested in integrating African texts, ideas and cultural expressions into their curriculum. Candidates are also expected to develop seminars in their area of specialization for the Global Liberal Studies Degree program. We encourage applications from scholars whose work takes an innovative approach to area studies, oceanic and/or contact zones, and the critical study of cultural production. Applicants who focus on transcultural exchange and who combine historical methodologies with an interest in larger theoretical frameworks (such as postcolonial and/or decolonial theory) are especially encouraged to apply.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later six 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.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Minimum qualifications: PhD 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.

Application Instructions
Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current CV, 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 http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html). Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 1st, 2023. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants may apply directly through the following link: apply.interfolio.com/131853

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: https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/student-life/diversity-equity-inclusion.html

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: http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html

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