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Clinical Assistant Professor - Physical Science

New York University Arts & Science
New York City, New York
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Dec 5, 2023

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Clinical Assistant Professor - Physical Science
Liberal Studies
New York University Arts & Science

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2024, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation for nearly 100 NYU majors. The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts is an innovative global studies major grounded in the spatial, conceptual, and temporal understandings of a highly interconnected world, with a program of study that is distinguished by experiential learning, study away, and independent research focused in an interdisciplinary concentration. In both the LS Core and the GLS major, small, seminar-style classes and close faculty-student interaction provide students with the benefits of a liberal arts college within a large urban research university. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of Liberal Studies and NYU.

We seek applicants for the following position:

PhD in physical sciences (astronomy, physics, geology, engineering or related fields). Candidates must have experience and demonstrated success with teaching undergraduate astronomy or physical science courses and the ability to teach natural science courses for non-science majors. Candidates must have the ability to teach at least one of the following courses: “History of the Universe”, which covers the nature of matter and energy and how the universe has evolved over time and/or “Science of Technology”, which focuses on how knowledge of physics and engineering have shaped humans’ understanding and applications of technology and the impact technology has on humans. Candidates are expected to demonstrate experience teaching science courses with a global and interdisciplinary perspective. Successful candidates may be provided opportunities to develop and teach upper-division undergraduate seminars focused on global environmental issues or sustainability.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later six years in duration. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full). Faculty normally teach three classes per semester, advise undergraduates, and contribute service to Liberal Studies and to the University.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.  

Minimum qualifications: PhD by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. 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. Candidates must present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and a teaching approach informed by global perspectives. Publications and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged.

Application Instructions
Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current CV, and (3) 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 Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 15, 2023. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants may apply directly through the following link:

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, 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:

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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