FAS Faculty First-Look
As part of our ongoing efforts to develop a vibrant and inclusive community of scholars, the Arts and Science Faculty First Look (FFL) programs aim to broaden participation and pathways to faculty positions. We invite scholars completing their PhD, in the Humanities or Social Sciences to apply to participate in FFL. Faculty First-Look provides a glimpse into what it takes to prepare for future faculty careers and an opportunity to network with NYU faculty and workshop your job talk.
Faculty First-Look participants will have the opportunity to engage with NYU FAS deans, faculty, and postdocs to:
- Learn best practices to prepare for the faculty recruitment, application, interview and selection process;
- Write compelling application cover letters, research, teaching statements, and CVs;
- Workshop their job talk;
- Learn best practices for cultivating job prospects, negotiating job offers and deciding what position is right for them;
- Learn best practices for how to use digital/social media platforms to increase scholarly visibility as they enter the job market;
- Learn about NYU’s Postdoctoral Programs;
- Formally and informally network with, and present scholarly work to NYU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students working in their fields of study;
- Meet prospective faculty mentors
Format, Size and Compensation:
We anticipate a small cohort of 16 people will participate in-person in New York. Cohort members must already be in the U.S. at the time of the events. Domestic travel expenses, lodging for two nights in NY, and meals are included.
Eligible participants include senior doctoral degree candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Applicants should be located in the United States and working in fields represented among NYU Arts and Science departments and research centers. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants from African American, Latinx, American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian descent, and other underserved populations in the Academy and/or at Arts and Science, including scholars with disabilities and those who are first in their families to attend college are especially encouraged to apply.
Additionally, applicants must:
- Be able to devote a total of four full days: April 25-26, 2024 and October 28-29, 2024.
- Commit to delivering one 20-30 minute talk in the Spring and one 30 minute talk in the Fall on their research project and results.
Interested candidates will submit the following (as individual documents) when the application process is open. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered.
- Curriculum Vitae (no page limit)
- Dissertation/Research Abstract (1 page, single spaced maximum)
- Personal Statement: to include career aspirations, anticipated dissertation completion date and how participating in NYU FAS’ Faculty First-Look contributes to these goals (1 page, single-spaced maximum)
- Inclusion Statement : detailing your contribution to diversity and inclusion in the Academy including but not limited to classroom inclusion, public outreach, community engagement, mentoring etc. (1 page, single-spaced maximum)
- Short Professional Bio (100-150 words): Including, your name, current position and department and institution, research interests, Degrees held, A brief sentence about your dissertation research, recent/ongoing scholarly projects, notable publications, awards, and honors for research, teaching, and/or any creative projects you’ve completed (if relevant).
- Letter of Recommendation from dissertation adviser or postdoctoral mentor that includes a verification of the anticipated/realized dissertation date.
Applications may be submitted online via Interfolio beginning November 20, 2023. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2024 – 5pm Eastern Time.
Please contact Dr. Susan Antón, Director for Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Development at email@example.com.