Liberal Studies at New York University is seeking a part-time instructor to teach Cultural Foundations II in Spring 2019, in the Liberal Studies Core Program.
Liberal Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary educational experience to undergraduate students. The Liberal Studies Core Program consists of a two-year interdisciplinary global curriculum drawing on great works across civilizations.
Cultural Foundations II examines literature, the visual arts, and music produced within diverse cultural traditions across the globe, from the rise of Islam at the beginning of the 7th century to the global empire building of the late 17th/early 18th centuries. The course explores the distinctive conventions and traditions of different media and the development of cultural traditions from their ancient foundations to the early modern period through successive influences and assimilations, both local and external. Diverse cultural traditions are also considered in relation to one another: by direct comparisons of works even in the absence of historical cultural contact; by consideration of mutual interactions, exchanges, and contestations; by the assertion of cultural dominance; and by resistance to such assertions.
The course meets twice weekly, with class sessions lasting 75 minutes.
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: http://as.nyu.edu/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html
Candidates should hold a PhD in Comparative Literature, English, Foreign Language Literatures, Art History with literature teaching experience, or Anthropology with arts focus, though senior graduate students (ABD) with teaching experience will be considered. Candidates should have the ability to teach the arts produced across the globe in a variety of artistic media from the 7th to the early 18th century.
Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. will be considered.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Interviews to commence as soon as possible.
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