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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 Towards the Crossroads" for Spring 2024. "Arts and Cultures Towards the Crossroads" 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. by inviting a guest speaker or planning 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.
The Arts and Cultures sequence (Antiquity and Crossroads) investigates literary, musical, visual, and performing arts produced across the globe in a variety of media from antiquity to the early 18th century. These courses treat the works of cultures from around the globe as texts in their own right, as contexts for each other, as ways of understanding the civilizations in which they were produced and their trans-regional connections. In crafting individual courses within a coherent global curriculum, instructors give special attention to moments of encounter between cultures, explore intercultural transmission, consider how cultures define themselves by constructing cultural Others, examine how difference within cultures relates to difference across cultures, and ask what elements of artistic expression, if any, cross outside the boundaries of culture into universally human systems of value.
Students are required to write 3,000-3,500 words of graded writing or the equivalent. Two or three distinct assignments are given; they may take the form of essays, journals, photo essays, and/or other serious intellectual projects that include written components. A midterm and final examination is also required.
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.
About NYU and NYU Washington, DC:
Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 12 global academic centers, along with research programs in more than 25 countries. NYU Washington, DC is one of NYU's global academic centers where students can participate in study away while earning credits towards their degree. To learn more about NYU Washington, DC please visit the website: https://www.nyu.edu/washington-dc.html
A strong candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent training in a relevant field, including but not limited to, Art History, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, or Dramatic Literature, as well as experience teaching courses at the undergraduate level within a degree-granting program.
All applications must be made online through Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/128881). Applications must include a cover letter, a diversity statement, and an updated CV. In the cover letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching.
Consideration for applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Washington, DC and NYU New York. The salary will be based on equivalent and appropriate rates for the course. Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.
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