New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach a course on Berlin's modern history in the Spring 2023 semester. This interdisciplinary class should provide a survey of the city's modern history in terms of social, cultural and political developments, including how these developments can be seen while exploring the city, while simultaneously examining how these have contributed to changes at the national, regional, and international levels. Readings and lectures will be supplemented with walking tours of Berlin and its museums, to look at traces of historical, social and cultural change in situ. Critically examining how race has been a contributing factor to Berlin's modern history and development is instrumental to this course.
The course is taught in English and meets once per week for 3 hours. The Spring term runs from January 25 to May 15, 2023, with a week-long break from March 13-19.
Candidates should have a track record of academic publications in the field and be passionate about teaching a very diverse cohort of undergraduate students. As the course is open to students from any major, the course content and pedagogy should ensure accessibility for a variety of students. NYU is committed to providing a campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity, which inform academic excellence. The lecturer is expected to support and promote this commitment both in and outside of the classroom.
NYU Berlin offers you:
An inspiring and rewarding teaching position in an innovative university setting with opportunities to co-design and co-shape our processes.
Opportunities for personal and professional development, including access to NYU's Global Faculty Fund, participation in NYU Berlin's IDBEA (Identity, Diversity, Belonging, Equity, Accessibility) Council, as well as training in topics such as, for example, anti-racist teaching and syllabus design.
A diverse, engaged and welcoming team.
About New York University (NYU) and NYU Berlin
Founded in 1831, New York University is one of the largest and most prestigious private universities in the United States. NYU is based in New York but also operates branch campuses and research programs in other parts of the U.S. and around the world. NYU Berlin is one of NYU's global study-away sites and provides NYU students with the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Berlin. The program is fully integrated into NYU's curriculum and designed for BA students in the social sciences, arts and humanities who want to earn credit in their major – including art, art history, drama, environmental studies, European studies, German, history, music, politics, psychology, and sociology – while having a transformative experience abroad. Seminars and lectures take place at the academic center located within the complex of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and at NYU Berlin's art and drama studio in Kreuzberg. The program size is 120 students per semester, as well as various January Term and Summer Schools.
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Doctorate in a relevant discipline.
Record of research and publications in the field.
A minimum of three years teaching experience at university level.
Fluency in English and experience teaching in English.
German work-permit and tax number at the time of application, covering the entire period of the employment.
Preference will be given to candidates who have been doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows in the US and/or have international teaching experience.
Women, ethnic minorities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and/or fluid gender identities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.
All applications must be made online through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/116963. If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the Job Applicant's Guide useful. The deadline is December 12, 2022. In your cover letter, please address your approach to teaching and learning, how your particular specialization may influence the teaching of the course, what you believe to be the most important learning outcomes from the course for the students, and what particular strategies you are using to empower your students to thrive. Please also upload either a list of at least two referees under
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About New York University
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.