New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in Costume Studies to begin September 2020. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Department of Art and Art Professions. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Program Description: Founded in 1979, Steinhardt's Costume Studies program is the oldest such curriculum in the United States and the only program of its kind in a major research university. The Costume Studies program offers two degrees: the MA in Costume Studies and the dual-degree MA/MSLIS in Costume Studies and Library and Information Science, in collaboration with Long Island University's Palmer Library School. The graduate curriculum includes courses in the history of dress and textiles, fashion theory, and exhibition practice, and also offers an expanding selection of undergraduate classes in fashion history open to all NYU students. The Costume Studies program has a reputation for strong academics and an international network of successful alumni. We are seeking candidates who can augment and extend the current strengths of the program and who have a strong track-record of teaching experience.
Responsibilities: Steinhardt seeks a dynamic Clinical Assistant Professor to engage in teaching and administration, with an opportunity for research. The successful candidate will teach existing classes and develop new courses, including those for online learning, in the Costume Studies program. The administrative role includes student advisement and mentoring, hiring and supervision of adjunct faculty, and student recruitment and admissions, among other responsibilities. In addition, the candidate will participate in faculty meetings and serve on department, school and/or university committees.
Doctoral degree in a relevant field as well as demonstrated teaching and administrative experience, an established professional profile and record of scholarship, and a network of connections that will benefit students is required. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of fashion and textile history, theory, and exhibition practices; experience with curriculum development; the ability to guide student research; commitment to interdisciplinary methods and approaches; fluency with technology; and involvement in the field of Costume Studies.
Please apply online via Interfolio with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching and broader work), and names and contact information for three referees who will be automatically contacted by Interfolio on your behalf to upload confidential letters.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than December 15, 2019. Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor Nancy Deihl, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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