Liberal Studies at New York University is seeking a part-time instructor to teach Arts and Cultures Across Antiquity in Spring 2022.
The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation for nearly 100 NYU majors. The curriculum emphasizes conceptual and spatial frameworks to trace the movement of ideas and the interconnectivity of material culture, through the study of different texts, histories, exchanges, structures and systems, languages, arts, and writing from early antiquity through contemporary times. 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 to the diversity and excellence of the Liberal Studies community.
The three courses in the Arts and Cultures curricular sequence investigate literary, musical, visual, and performing arts from prehistory to modernity in a global framework. In each course, instructors teach methods of close reading of various types of artistic texts and the practice of interdisciplinary modes of analysis. Students are encouraged to consider modes by which cultural transmission occurs and to make cross-cultural connections between various parts of the world.
Arts and Cultures Across Antiquity is a discussion-based seminar, the first of the three courses in the Arts and Cultures curricular sequence. This course introduces the arts from their origins to the end of antiquity, as defined for these purposes by the roughly coincident dissolutions of the Gupta, Han, and Western Roman empires, focusing on how individuals and social relations are shaped in literature, the visual, plastic, and performing arts, and through music. Conceptions of the divine, the heroic, power and disenfranchisement, beauty, love, gender, and sexuality may be examined within the context of the art and literature of East and South Asia, the Mediterranean world, and contiguous regions (such as Germania, Nubia, and Mesopotamia).
Students must complete a total of 3000-3750 words of graded writing or the equivalent, a midterm, and a final exam. The course meets twice weekly for 75 minutes per class session.
A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, English, Foreign Language Literatures, Art History with literature teaching experience, or Anthropology with arts focus is strongly preferred, though senior doctoral students (ABD) with teaching experience will be considered. 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. Candidates should have the ability to teach the arts produced across the globe in a variety of artistic media. A minimum of one year of college-level teaching experience and a history of demonstrated excellence in teaching is required.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews to commence as soon as possible.
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