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Shannon Mattern <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 09:38:48 -0500
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Faculty Position Announcement at The New School
Professor (field open)
School of Undergraduate Studies, New School for General Studies  

Position Responsibilities: 
The New School is seeking up to two senior-rank faculty members committed to innovative undergraduate education that links liberal learning, civic engagement, and social and professional practice. Candidates would join the undergraduate faculty of a newly integrated division that merges The New School for General Studies (the university's founding division) with Milano, the New School for Management and Urban Policy. The division is an innovative venture organized around interdisciplinary engagement with social issues and public culture. It comprises not only undergraduate programs, but also graduate-professional faculties in media studies, writing, international affairs, urban policy, non-profit management, and the teaching of English as a second language. The division's School of Undergraduate Studies includes both a liberal arts bachelor's program designed to be accessible to adult, "non-traditional" students and interdisciplinary, issue-oriented programs in environmental, urban, and global studies.   Minimum Qualifications: Candidates' primary appointment would be in the undergraduate faculty, although joint appointment is possible with other programs in the division. The search is open to scholars from all fields, but there is particular interest in interdisciplinary, engaged scholars who bridge academic work with social, professional, and public cultural practice. Especially important is the candidates' commitment to the role of undergraduate education in a diverse, complex democracy and to the division's goal of connecting liberal, practical, professional, and civic learning through innovative, problem-based curricula. This initiative is being undertaken in close collaboration with Eugene Lang College The New School for the Liberal Arts and Parsons The New School for Design, together with the university's three performance schools.

Review of applications will start on March 8 and will continue until the position is filled.  The starting date for the position is July 1, 2011.  

The decision to hire is subject to budget approval.   

The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status. Individuals from groups historically under-represented in higher education are encouraged to apply, as are international candidates.   

Special instructions to applicants: 
All applications must be completed online at The New School's Human Resource's website ( 
Please attach a cover letter, C.V., and the names of three colleagues who have agreed to write letters of recommendation. All letters of reference should be sent BY MAIL to: 
David Scobey
Executive Dean
The New School for General Studies
66 West 12 Street, Room 306
New York, NY 10011
Applications will be reviewed as received and until the position is filled.  
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