NYU is committed to providing a campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity that inform academic excellence. NYU's Washington, DC Academic Center is seeking a local, part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate course, "Arts and Cultures Across Antiquity" for Fall 2023. "Arts and Cultures Across Antiquity" is part of the Liberal Studies Core Curriculum. It is taught in English and meets twice per week for 90 minutes each session for 14 instructional weeks plus a 29th session during "finals week" for the final exam.
The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using Washington, DC as a learning tool (e.g., a guest speaker, an excursion) is an expectation for the course. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required. The instructor must be prepared to deliver course content remotely if conditions do not allow in-person instruction. Candidates should present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity and a teaching approach informed by global and local perspectives. 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 Liberal Studies and NYU Washington, DC.
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 and the visual, plastic, and performing arts, as well as through music. Conceptions of the divine, the heroic, power and disenfranchisement, beauty, and love are 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). Concepts of Arts and Cultures towards the Crossroads are introduced through the discussion of models by which cultural transmission occurred across these regions prior to the rise of Islam.
Link to Course Description on Website: Arts and Cultures Sequence (nyu.edu)
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.
All classes are global in scope and perspective, discussion-based seminars, and taught by faculty who are experts in their fields. The mission of Liberal Studies is to pioneer an interdisciplinary undergraduate education that engages students in interrogating global traditions and forging the new traditions that will shape the future.
About NYU and NYU Washington, DC:
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