[URBANTH-L]JOB: NYU, Globalization and Diasporic Communities, Asst. Prof.

Benito Vergara vergara.benito at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 11:52:11 EST 2007

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position
in Globalization and Diasporic Communities, to commence on September
1, 2008. We would like to hire a broadly-trained social scientist
(sociology, anthropology, economics, political science) with a strong
grounding in historical thinking whose teaching and research focus on
globalization in relation to non-western cultures and/or diasporic
communities. We seek a scholar who explores transnational and
diasporic processes in cultural, economic, political and/or historical
terms, whose work crosses the boundary between periphery and
metropolis, and whose grasp of social formations demonstrates an
active engagement with more than one of the disciplines now crucial to
understanding the effects of globalization on human societies.

We seek a candidate who has an interdisciplinary and comparative
perspective, and who is committed to teaching and working with
undergraduate students. A commitment to alternative forms of learning
and individual mentoring of students is also essential.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated
excellence in teaching and advising at the university level; an
excellent record of research and writing.

Gallatin offers a B.A. and M.A. in Individualized Study:
student-created concentrations, intensive advisement and mentoring,
experiential learning and student-centered teaching. Students combine
course work from most NYU schools with Gallatin seminars and
non-classroom study. Our courses link debates from the "great books"
tradition with current scholarship, contemporary issues and
alternative canons. They also span the ancient to the modern periods,
engage in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and cover a
broad spectrum of arts practices. The Gallatin School is strongly
committed to building diverse community among faculty, staff and

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae and dossier to
Director of Human Resources, The Gallatin School, New York University,
715 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003. The deadline to submit
materials is November 15, 2007.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Info:
Director of Human Resources,
The Gallatin School,
New York University,
715 Broadway, 6th Floor,
New York, NY 10003

Website: http://www.nyu.edu

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