NYU Florence is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach a course in the first year Liberal Studies Core, Writing Sequence (Writing as Exploration; Writing as Critical Inquiry), under the sponsorship of NYU Global Liberal Studies. The first course in the sequence, Writing as Exploration, would be taught in the Fall 2022 semester (Sept. 1 - Dec. 20, 2022). Candidate would be considered for the second course in the sequence, Writing as Critical Inquiry, (in the Spring 2023 Semester) based upon performance and evaluation
Writing as Exploration 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 will work collaboratively across other course sections, for shared co-curricular opportunities for students, including (but not limited to) course-related excursions, cultural activities and film nights.
The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using the city of Florence as a course element (e.g., having students write about an excursion, bringing a guest speaker to class, etc.) 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. Candidates must demonstrate experience and ability to teach with a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional emphasis. 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 Florence.
The first in a two-course series, Writing as Exploration introduces students to the essay genre and complicates their understanding of its varied forms and functions. The course offers occasions to practice essay writing across disciplines and in several modes, including personal, critical, academic, and journalistic. It also exposes students to writing, reading, and critical thinking skills necessary for undergraduate work as well as writing beyond academic contexts, and introduces them to some of the interdisciplinary and theoretical bases for such practices. The course engages global issues and perspectives through its reading and writing assignments, as well as through the experiential learning it incorporates. Professors should consider how the themes of their particular course can incorporate globality in reading and writing assignments.Writing as Exploration thus helps students develop an appreciation for the use of writing as not merely a showcase for knowledge and opinion, but also, as a tool for thinking and inquiry.
Students are required to write 4,000-5,000 words of polished, graded writing. Three major essay assignments (assignments of more than 1,200 words and requiring the submission of at least one draft) is typical for the course.
Link to Course Description on Website: https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/academics/core-program-curriculum/writing.html
The 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, small (Writing normally caps at 15 students), 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.
Qualified candidates should hold a PhD, MFA or its equivalent in a relevant field, including but not limited to, Creative Writing, Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, or Dramatic Literature and have a strong record of research as well as 2-3 years experience teaching. Candidates who have experience in teaching within an American university system to a diverse English speaking undergraduate student body are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who have experience teaching at the university level in English.
Liberal Studies sees diversity, equity and inclusion and belonging as essential to education and the development of leadership in a globally interconnected world. These values inform LS as a collegial and respectful environment for students, faculty and staff—with particular attention to improving the student experience. 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. To learn more about Liberal Studies' commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion please read here:
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/departments/facultydiversity.html
The successful applicant will shape the syllabus based on the standards and content requirements determined by the sponsoring department.
Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant. Applicants should be an EU national or currently hold an Italian work permit or passport.
Applications in the form of a current C.V., a letter of interest, a sample syllabus, and student course evaluations (if available) should be submitted online to Interfolio no later than May 23, 2022 We regret that we are unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.
For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR: www.nyu.edu/it/gdpr
NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.