Lecturer in Arts and Cultures Across Antiquity

New York University

United States


NYU Washington, DC is one of NYU’s 11 study away academic centers where students can participate in study away while earning credits towards their degree. If you would like to learn more about NYU Washington, DC please visit the website: https://www.nyu.edu/washington-dc.html 

NYU Washington, DC, is seeking a local, part-time instructor to teach a section of Arts and Cultures Across Antiquity at the academic center in Washington, DC for Fall 2021. The course will meet twice per week for 75 minutes each for 14 instructional weeks plus a 29th session during "finals week" for the final exam. The schedule is Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday. Although we do offer some evening classes, because the students are freshmen, we prefer to schedule this course during the morning or afternoon. The complete Fall 2021 NYU DC calendar is available online.

The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using Washington, DC (e.g., an excursion, a guest speaker, etc.) is an expectation for the course. Some administrative assistance is available to support the preparation of course materials. The instructor must be prepared to deliver course content remotely if conditions do not allow in-person instruction. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required. Candidates should present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity and a teaching approach informed by a global perspective. 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 LS and NYU DC. 

This course introduces the arts from their origins to the end of antiquity, as defined for these purposes by the roughly coincident dissolutions of the Gupta, Han, and Western Roman empires, focusing on how individuals and social relations are shaped in literature, the visual, plastic, and performing arts, and through music. Conceptions of the divine, the heroic, power and disenfranchisement, beauty, love, gender, and sexuality may be examined within the context of the art and literature of East and South Asia, the Mediterranean world, and contiguous regions (such as Germania, Nubia, and Mesopotamia). Students must complete a total of 3000-3750 words of graded writing or the equivalent, a midterm, and a final exam.

Liberal Studies' Core Program provides a dynamic, creative, and intersectional approach to the liberal arts and an interdisciplinary global foundation for nearly 100 majors at NYU. 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 within our large urban research university.

Learning takes a global focus in the core curriculum. Students develop their critical thinking and analytical abilities, expand their intellectual curiosity, explore diverse social and political perspectives, and hone their writing and communication skills - all essential to success in an increasingly interconnected world.


The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a relevant field, at least one full year of teaching, and must be approved by the appropriate academic unit at NYU. ABD doctoral students with teaching experience may also be considered.

Application Instructions

All applications must be made online through Interfolio By Committee at apply.interfolio.com/86173. If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search, you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search. 

Applications must include: (1) a CV, (2) a letter of interest, (3) some final end-of-semester student course evaluations (summary sheets are preferred to individual student comment forms). In the letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching and/or research relevant for the course and a proposed course description, and (4) a Diversity and Inclusion Statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service (additional information can be found here http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html).

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. 

Please direct any questions to Michael Ulrich, Program Director at NYU Washington, DC via email: mu15@nyu.edu  

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 the Liberal Studies commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion please read here: https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/student-life/diversity-equity-inclusion.html 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

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