Liberal Studies
New York University

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship to begin September 1, 2017, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program and we welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds in the Humanities.  Fellows will teach global great works surveys of the arts (with an emphasis on literature, but significant attention to visual/spatial arts and some attention to music) in the ancient and medieval worlds.

The teaching load for a LS postdoctoral faculty fellow is one course for the first semester and two courses for each subsequent semester.  Additional responsibilities include working with a faculty mentor on planning and teaching classes, attending a series of required pedagogy workshops, serving as editors on the program’s pedagogy blog, and submitting for publication work related to their research and scholarly interests.  Fellows are appointed for two years, renewable for a third year based on performance and programmatic need; they are non-tenure track and non-renewable beyond the third year.  

We seek colleagues in the area of Cultural Foundations

PhD in Classics, English, Comparative Literature, Art History, or related field with an emphasis on ancient and medieval periods

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment; commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching required.  Some college-level teaching experience, and publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are desirable.  Successful candidates will have received the Ph.D. no more than three years before taking up the appointment.  Salary is $45,000 p.a. plus University benefits.  Fellows will be provided with offices, computers, and professional development funds.  

Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by April 9th, 2017.  Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.  Additional information about the core program curriculum may be found at:

Applications must be submitted through NYU’s online system at:

Liberal Studies offers a global liberal arts curriculum at sites around the globe in the context of a leading research university. We seek scholar/educators of the highest caliber who embody global diversity as well as that of the United States itself.  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, 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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