New York University — Clinical Assistant Professor, Social and Political Philosophy or Political Theory

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2017, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and we welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds.  Liberal Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Global Liberal Studies, which has established itself among NYU’s range of premier liberal arts degrees, and an innovative, two-year global core curriculum program whose students may complete their degrees in any of NYU’s liberal arts divisions.

We seek colleagues in the following areas who will, as needed, teach both advanced classes in the fields of specialization listed and courses in the global core:

    • Social and Political Philosophy or Political Theory

PhD in Philosophy, History, or Politics, with a focus on contemporary international political theory or global justice.  Ability to teach our introductory survey courses in pre-modern periods (Social Foundations I and II) welcome.

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in hand by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching.  Publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly preferred.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later potentially five years in duration.  There is no limit to the number of times a contract may be renewed, contingent upon satisfactory performance.  Faculty normally teach three classes per semester.  Faculty also are expected to remain engaged in their fields of expertise, to advise undergraduates, and to contribute service to the program and to the University.

Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by November 13th, 2016.  Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.  Full instructions for submitting an application and additional information about these positions and about the program may be found in an extended position description at: 

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We 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

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