ADJUNCT WRITING INSTRUCTORS
Program in International Relations
Graduate School of Arts and Science
New York University
The Program in International Relations invites applications for adjunct instructors to teach intensive first-year writing courses for International Relations MA candidates in Fall and/or Spring semesters, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. Instructors will teach the introductory, required two-point course, INTRL-GA 3992 "Writing for International Affairs." Current program needs include, but are not limited to, expertise in teaching English-language learners, international students, and heritage-language speakers. This is an adjunct position with initial appointment for one semester, and the position is renewable based on the Program's needs.
Successful applicants will be strong writers who have demonstrated outstanding mastery of writing in their field and excellence in college-level teaching, and who have carefully considered the role of writing in graduate education. We welcome and encourage applicants from across the disciplines, but are particularly interested in those with experience in the fields of history, international relations, political science, government and sociology.
Preferred qualifications include any combination of the following:
5 or more years’ experience teaching composition, creative writing, or other writing-intensive courses as the instructor of record;
3 or more years’ experience working with multilingual students, including both international students and domestic speakers of heritage languages, particularly in composition and expository writing;
TESOL certification and/or a research focus on multilingual learners;
experience teaching in a diverse, multilingual environment.
Ideal Minimum qualifications:
PhD, MFA, or EdD (ABD considered, subject to successful completion of the PhD before the appointment begins);
3 years’ experience teaching composition, creative writing, or other writing-intensive courses as the instructor of record.
The search committee strongly encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, genders, cultures, and abilities. We welcome applicants who can advise a range of students, including historically underrepresented students (students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students). We encourage candidates to describe, in their cover letter, how they will aid NYU in its commitment to building and maintaining a diverse community of thinkers and writers.
Applications must include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; and two letters of recommendation that speak to teaching experience and effectiveness.
Application materials should be sent via email to the IR Program Administrator at email@example.com. Please note "Adjunct Language Instructor Application - [Last Name, First Name]" in subject line of email.
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