Job: Part-Time Lecturer "Environmental Studies (with a background in History, Humanities or Social Sciences)"

RHN 129/2013 | Opportunity

New York University Berlin, Berlin

3 February 2014 - 23 May 2014

Part-Time Lecturer "Environmental Studies (with a background in History, Humanities or Social Sciences)"
New York University Berlin

New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate course entitled "Environment and Society" in the Spring 2014 semester.

NYU Berlin is one of New York University's eleven global study-away sites and provides American and other international students with the opportunity to spend one or two semesters studying in Berlin while earning credits towards their degree. The program is designed for BA students in the social sciences, arts and humanities who want to earn credit in their major - including sociology, history, politics, art, art history, European studies, and environmental studies - while having a transformative experience abroad. Most courses are taught in English and take place in the academic center located within the complex of the KulturBrauerei in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. The program size is 70-100 students per semester.

Position:
NYU Berlin has created a study abroad program of exceptional quality for its students. We are seeking a part-time lecturer for the Spring 2014 semester (end of January till mid-May) for the course Environment and Society. This survey course analyzes the ways that our social and ecological worlds intersect. Through an exploration of historical and contemporary debates, students learn how ideas about the “environment” and “society” - and the relationship between the two - are the products of socio-cultural, economic, and political processes. Sample syllabi are available on the NYU Berlin and the NYU websites. This class is a gateway to the environmental studies major and minor, and one of its core classes, yet students from other majors and minors will also sit in the class, taking it as an elective. The course meets once per week for 2 hours 45 minutes on a fixed day (preferably on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon). The sessions are a mixture between lecture and seminar. Remuneration is between 4500 and 5000 EUR, depending on expertise and experience.

Requirements for Interested Candidates

  • Doctorate in a relevant discipline.
  • Record of research and publications in the field.
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience at university level.
  • Applicants should be EU nationals or currently hold a German work permit covering the entire period of the lectureship.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have studied in the US and/or have international teaching experience.

Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.

Applications - in the form of a C.V., a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching and research interests, and a draft syllabus with 14 sessions (all in English), as well as any available references and student evaluations - should be sent by October 25th via e-mail to Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou and Dr. Roland Pietsch.

Contact: Roland Pietsch
New York University Berlin,
Schönhauser Allee 36 
10435 Berlin
roland.pietsch@nyu.edu

Source: H-Soz-u-Kult