The New School is searching for up to two positions at the senior level (Associate or Full Professor) to play a leading role in its India China Institute (ICI) and enhance the university’s capacity to contribute to an understanding of these countries’ role in the world. We seek applications from candidates in any field in which The New School currently works, principally, the social sciences and the humanities (The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts), policy (Milano The New School For Management and Urban Policy, and the Graduate Program in International Affairs) and design (Parsons The New School for Design). Candidates must demonstrate scholarly or professional expertise on either China and/or India. Particularly valuable would be knowledge and experience on the relationship between China and India, on how their pasts, presents and futures are interwined. We seek candidates who can contribute to thematic areas that are important priorities of the university and ICI, especially media, the environment, urban issues, economic development, international politics and globalization. These are areas that have brought together faculty and students from across The New School, particularly linking the design fields (from architecture to communications design to design strategies) to the liberal arts, urban policy and management, international affairs and media. We are especially interested in scholars or practitioners excited about working across disciplines and fields in addressing major issues in the 21st century’s largest and, arguably, most dynamic societies.
Faculty hired for these positions would be appointed in the department/s or program/s most relevant to their specific field or area of work. They will be full members of their department and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. At the same time, they would provide academic leadership to ICI, working closely with its director and faculty advisory group to build new programs and further integrate the Institute into the university’s teaching and research activities. This includes advocating for a greater presence of India and China in our curricula and building the depth and range of our presence and partnerships in the region. ICI, founded in 2004 with a major gift from the Starr Foundation, is committed to expanding knowledge of and experience in Asia at The New School while building collaborations between scholars and practitioners in India, China and the United States.
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. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are welcome. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.
A Ph.D. or equivalent is expected for this position. Applications for these positions will be reviewed by a cross-university team of faculty and the ICI senior director, overseen by the Office of the Provost.
In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.
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