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28 Sep 2018

Full-Time Assistant Professor of Writing

The New School  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a concentration in Nonfiction in the Writing track of the Literary Studies Department, beginning July 1, 2019.

The Writing curriculum in Literary Studies features workshops and seminars in both creative and critical modes. Faculty utilize innovative methods to engage students in interpretation of texts, formal analysis, literary history, contemporary debates in the field, genre study, and writing and revision. Curriculum building is an ongoing exercise in our program. While we are committed to maintaining and improving our genre-based Nonfiction workshop sequence, we are also interested in the intellectual and creative expansion of our offerings beyond memoir, profile, and personal essay, to include hybrid, thematic, experimental, and/or interdisciplinary courses that enable students to cross nonfiction with academic study and journalistic practice. These could include environmental studies, race and ethnicity studies, gender and sexuality studies, religious studies, long-form essays, among many other possibilities. Lang College is committed to civic engagement and social justice, a commitment manifest in extra-curricular, co-curricular, and curricular offerings. Programs and departments are encouraged to contribute to this ethos and mission. The successful candidate will teach five courses per academic year, in addition to student advising and providing college and university committee service.

Candidates should be active nonfiction writers with an appropriate record of publication and reputation in the field, and have demonstrated excellence teaching in workshop and seminar formats. MFA and/or other terminal degree a plus.

The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education.

All hiring is subject to Provost budgetary approval.


Applications will be accepted until November 16. Interested candidates should apply through our online application system
Include: a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference.
Please do not include additional materials at this time.

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and four weeks of vacation time per year.

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Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, assistant professor, education, professor, and teaching. States: New York.

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