New York University — Full-Time Clinical Assistant Professors, Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies
New York University

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for three full-time Clinical Assistant Professor positions to begin September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary unit, with a faculty from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds.  Liberal Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Global Liberal Studies, one of NYU’s premier liberal arts degrees.  LS includes an innovative, two-year global core curriculum, where students may also 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:

  • Environmental Science

PhD in Environmental Science or related field; ability to teach courses on global environmental policy, the intersection of science and policy, and similar issues welcome.

  • Social and Political Philosophy or Political Theory

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

  • Feminist Ethics

PhD in philosophy, sociology, gender and/or women’s studies, history, political theory, or religious studies.  Broad global/chronological scope and ability to teach our introductory survey courses in pre-modern periods (Social Foundations I and II) is desirable. 

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 and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged.

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 Liberal Studies and to the University. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks to Clinical Associate and Clinical Professor based on LS and University criteria that includes duration of appointment, teaching excellence, and professional development.

Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by midnight, November 12th, 2017, Eastern Standard Time (US).  Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.  Full instructions for submitting an application and additional information about these positions and about Liberal Studies may be found in an extended position description at:

Or you may apply directly through the following links:

Environmental Science –

Social and Political Philosophy or Political Theory –

Feminist Ethics –

Liberal Studies offers a global liberal arts curriculum at sites around the globe in the context of a leading research university. We seek scholar/educators of the highest caliber whose work reflects an interest in global diversity.  Liberal Studies strongly encourages 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 Arts & Science commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

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