Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Global Studies at The New School

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Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Global Studies

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA) and the Global Studies Program of The New School invite applications for a renewable-term (non-tenure track) faculty position as Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Global Studies beginning on July 1, 2020.

We are seeking a scholar from any of the disciplines in the social sciences with an active agenda of research and publication relevant to the two programs, and a record of excellent teaching. We encourage applications from candidates whose research crosses disciplines and works with heterodox/non-mainstream theoretical frameworks (such as feminist, post-colonial/decolonial, non-Western, or indigenous approaches, among others). We are interested in candidates who pursue innovative research agendas that engage with urgent contemporary challenges, and who explore creative pedagogies. A particular research focus is not required. However, there are fields that would be of particular interest, including: environmental studies, science and technology studies, legal studies and indigenous studies. Research areas of interest include global justice, sustainability, and digital technologies. A focus on the Global South would be preferred, particularly China and the Middle East region.

The teaching load is five graduate/undergraduate courses per year or its equivalent, plus advising students and supervising theses in both programs. The successful candidate should also demonstrate an interest and aptitude for curriculum development and rotational faculty leadership roles.

The position would be a joint appointment to SGPIA that offers graduate degrees and the Global Studies program that serves undergraduates. The position is homed in SGPIA in the Schools of Public Engagement but will involve participating in and contributing to teaching, advising and service in both faculties. Both are interdisciplinary programs that include faculty with diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences and the humanities. Both programs bridge critical theory and practical training and investigate complex global processes and issues. The approach is distinctive in the New School tradition: reflective, iconoclastic, and socially engaged. Information about The New School and the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs can be found at: and Global Studies at:

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from around the world and from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status

The New School, a private university in New York City, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing social science research and practices in design to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged global citizens dedicated to contributing to the public good.


  • A Ph.D. in one of the social sciences (including but not limited to political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and geography),
  • teaching experience at the university level,
  • capacity to work well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of professional experience.

To Apply:

For full consideration, please submit applications by December 1st although applications will be considered until the position is filled. Using The New School’s human resources website, applicants must submit:

  1. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and teaching experience;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position;
  4. two academic writing samples;
  5. teaching evaluations;
  6. the names of three references.

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