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, "Writing as Critical Inquiry."
The course is expected for Spring 2024 (late January to early May). The class meeting pattern for this 4 credit course will be discussed with qualified applicants during the interview process. In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and assessment, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute office hour per instruction day, during which the instructor will be available to meet with students. The instructor must be prepared to deliver course content remotely if conditions do not allow in-person instruction.
The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using Washington, DC as a learning tool (e.g., by inviting a guest speaker or organizing an excursion) is an expectation for the course. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who share NYU Washington, DC's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who can contribute to the diversity of intellectual life at our site.
In Writing as Critical Inquiry, students develop their skills in analysis and argumentation by exploring the ways in which the ideas of others can be incorporated into their own writing. Students read and discuss longer, more challenging texts than they did in the prerequisite writing course and are expected to incorporate a broad range of primary and secondary sources to develop and support increasingly complex ideas. Students are introduced to a wide variety of potential resources at the library and learn the mechanics and conventions of the academic research essay. The course continues to encourage in-class participation, collaborative learning, and workshop presentations.
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 seminars, 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.
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
The successful candidate will have an MFA or Ph.D. in English, Writing, or a related field. Qualified applicants will ideally have 2-3 years of experience teaching at the university level. In some instances, significant professional expertise and experience in a relevant field may be suitable. The salary will be based on equivalent and appropriate part-time faculty rates for the course and location.
All applications must be made online through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/128879. 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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