Assistant/Associate Professor in Science Studies


New York University: NYU - Domestic: Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Location:New York

Open Date: Sep 9, 2019


The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Science Studies to commence September 1, 2020.
We seek an interdisciplinary scholar in the humanities or social sciences with expertise in biology, medicine or science-related studies of the body. Candidates should be able to design and teach imaginative, innovative courses that elaborate and examine scientific questions in their historical and theoretical contexts, and will be interested in teaching non-specialists and well as those concentrating in scientific fields.  A strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate programs of study is essential. Examples of disciplinary fields that would fit this position include History; History of Science; Science and Technology Studies; Feminism; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Philosophy; Literature; Anthropology; Sociology; Geography; Visual Studies; and Environmental Studies. Applicants are eligible to apply for this position if they are recent PhD's, current assistant professors, or recently tenured Associate Professors.
Full time faculty teach four courses per year (two in the Fall and two in the Spring) and serve as an adviser for 20-25 students. The ideal candidate will also have active interest in participation in the co-curricular activities of the School and in collaboration with colleagues in science and technology studies across the university.  In order to help our students connect to professional programs and develop their concentrations, the ideal candidate will also help to build bridges to and work with other NYU programs such as the medical school, bioethics, or global public health. The candidate will be invited to participate in a New York City-wide interdisciplinary working group focused on history of science and science studies.

Founded in 1972, Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 150 masters students located within the major research university of NYU. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.


For Assistant Professors: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank will need to demonstrate an achieved record of research excellence and a tenure-able research portfolio.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of 15-25 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, and a brief description of three "dream courses" you would like to teach.
Important: Kindly note that during the application process, you will be required to enter the name and email address for three references; once you have officially submitted your application for the position, each reference will then be sent a system generated email from Interfolio with a unique link, specifically for them to upload their confidential letter of recommendation directly to your application.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Gallatin's Office of Human Resources at