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Institution: New York University

Position: Assistant Professor of Enlightenment Studies


Ph.D in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, and the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University invite interdisciplinary scholars to apply for a joint faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to commence on September 1, 2014. We seek to appoint a scholar in the field of Enlightenment and 18th century Studies, whose PhD might be in Comparative Literature, Philosophy, or Music, among other fields. The successful candidate will approach the period comparatively, and move among languages and fields--for instance, the literary and philosophical traditions of the long 18th century; literature and music; aesthetics; political theory; cosmopolitanism; the colonial spaces of the Enlightenment; modernity and materialist thought. We have a special interest in candidates with demonstrated strength in philosophy and literary theory.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate research programs. To be successful, a candidate will be able to design and teach imaginative and innovative courses in the field within broad, cross-cultural and historically comparative contexts for undergraduates and masters students, as well as teach advanced graduate seminars and work with PhD students in Comparative Literature.

This joint position will be 50% in the Gallatin School, and 50% in the Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at NYU, and the tenure home of the candidate will be in the Gallatin School.

Founded in 1972, Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,400 students within New York University. Its B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatinís own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.

The Department of Comparative Literature at NYU is a leading research department in comparative literary studies. It seeks in its faculty the capacity to work in several original languages, to achieve historical depth and cultural range, and to demonstrate a command of the critical and philosophical traditions informing the study of literature.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of up to 30 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three courses you would like to teach.

Deadline: open until filled


All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit

For questions, please contact Amber Pritchett at

Other Information:

Deadline for applications: October 4, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Date Listed: 08/27/2013

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