Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow

Liberal Studies
New York University

Liberal Studies at New York University includes an innovative, interdisciplinary two-year liberal arts Core Program and the Global Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree.  Liberal Studies is inviting applications for a one-year postdoctoral faculty fellow with expertise in ESL education to begin June 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

The postdoctoral faculty fellow will be responsible for developing and delivering a pilot program to improve the English comprehension, writing, and speaking skills of approximately 60 entering undergraduates with TOEFL Speaking Scores in the range of 22-25.  These students will simultaneously be taking a full-time course load (16-18 credits) in Liberal Studies.  Elements of the program might include:

  • A non-credit academic program
  • Conversation groups/networks with students for whom English is a first language
  • Training for LS faculty in identifying and responding to ESL issues
  • Training of peer facilitators for conversation groups/networks

In addition to their work with ESL students, the Faculty Fellow’s might be assigned to teach Writing II or another LS Core Program course in the spring semester.
An open search for a full-time, renewable contract faculty member to continue the program may succeed the pilot year.
Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in an appropriate field by the date of appointment; commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching; some college-level experience teaching in and administering ESL programs.  The successful candidate will have received the Ph.D. or terminal degree no more than three years before taking up the appointment.  Salary is $45,000 p.a. plus University benefits.  The faculty fellow will be provided with an office, a computer, and professional development funds.  Housing is not provided.
Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by February 25. 2018.
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 scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. Liberal Studies 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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