NYU in London seeks part-time lecturer – closes 22nd June

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Part Time Lecturer- Liberal Studies Program:  Expository Writing Core Module (Cover)

NYU in London is seeking a part time lecturer to teach on a first-year, expository writing course commencing in the fall term, September 2015 for one academic year.

New York University is a Global Network University with courses and programs offered at 13 academic centres on six continents. NYU in London is an undergraduate study abroad program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum. Our UK faculty, drawn mainly from local universities, has an excellent record in teaching and research. Classes are held at the NYU London centre at 4-6 Bedford Square, WC1.


Writing I & II are core elements of the Liberal Studies curriculum that focus on expository writing, the presentation of argument, and elements of research.

Writing I introduces students to the essay genre and complicates their understanding of its varied forms and functions. The course offers occasions to practice essay writing across disciplines and in several modes, including personal, critical, academic, and journalistic. It also exposes students to writing, reading, and critical thinking skills and introduces them to some of the interdisciplinary and theoretical bases for such practices. The course engages global issues and perspectives through its texts, reading and writing assignments, as well as through experiential learning outside of the classroom.

Building on Writing I, Writing II introduces students to advanced reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. The course also introduces the research and research management skills necessary for academic work and writing beyond academic contexts, and culminates with a capstone project that involves substantial intra- or inter-disciplinary research.

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Approaches to teaching will vary, but an emphasis on workshops, in-class writing, and discussion (as opposed to lecture) is used to foster students’ abilities to closely, critically, and creatively think, read, and write.

The course also fosters students’ abilities to rigorously revise. Workshops use a combination of small group work, large group work, and individual student-instructor conferences. The course makes use of formal and informal writing, with an emphasis on the process of writing and revising drafts. All student work is to be marked and commented upon by the instructor.

The course requires students to consider the local and global aspects of experiences outside the classroom and harness those experiences in their writing. Instructors structure at least one extra-classroom activity that makes use of the local setting and design an assignment or series of assignments around that activity; such assignments encourage students to recognize-and address in their writing-the global implications of what they observe.


The semester is 15 weeks and classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours (Day & Time TBD). In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and marking, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute “office hour” at NYU London per week, during which time she or he will be available to meet with students.


Applicants should have a PhD in a related field.  It is expected that the post-holder will have a minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching at the university level and experience teaching expository writing ; American undergraduates and/or first year students is helpful.


Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.

Applicants should be EU national or currently hold a UK work permit at time of application. Applications, in the form of a C.V. and letter of interest, should arrive as soon as possible and in any event not later than June 22 by e-mail to Luke Harper at luke.harper@nyu.ac.uk.