lecturer in Postcolonial Visual Culture New York University London

  • Part Time
  • London

New York University

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New York University: NYU – Global: NYU London

Location

NYU London

Open Date

Mar 26, 2024

Deadline

Apr 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

NYU London is currently recruiting for a part-time lecturer to teach Postcolonial Visual Culture, a course sponsored by Stenhardt’s Media, Culture, and Communication Department at New York University. Teaching commences in the autumn term (Sept-Dec 2024).

Course Description
This class addresses how colonialism and postcolonialism are shaped and mediated through images and the gaze. The dynamics of colonial history motivate and shape colonial and postcolonial perceptions and influence their patterns of global circulation when the boundary between the world out there and the nation at home is increasingly blurred. Course materials will survey a range of image texts through various media (photography, television, cinema) and sites (war, the harem, refugee camps, prisons, disasters); nationalist mobilization, counter-insurgency, urban conflict, disaster management, the prison system, and the war on terror.
Upon completion of this course, students will:
  • demonstrate an understanding of visual analysis;
  • recognize some of the aesthetics of postcolonial visual worlds;
  • know key theoretical debates in the fields of visual culture and postcolonial theory;
  • be able to analyze how varied ‘medias’ connect to race, place, and identity across a variety of global contexts;

Expectation of Hours:

This is a 4-credit class, which calls for total contact hours equaling 35 hours. The semester is 15 weeks (14 weeks of teaching plus an exam week) and there are 2.5 hours of classroom instruction each week. In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and marking, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute “office hour” at NYU London per week, during which time she or he will be available to meet with students.

Teaching information:

Instructors are encouraged to use a variety of pedagogical techniques. This typically includes a combination of lecture- and discussion-based class sessions, as well as the use of student activities, such as debate exercises, flipped classroom environments, and experimental simulations.

In addition to required midterms and final exams, instructors may use a variety of assignments to assess student comprehension of the course material. These may include online weekly homework, writing assignments, short student presentations, and in-class multiple-choice quizzes. Instructors may select the mix that is more appropriate to their teaching methodology.

Instructors should be prepared to teach in-person and simultaneously to be prepared for remote instruction should circumstances require it. NYU uses Zoom as its primary platform for remote instruction.

About NYU and NYU London:

Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 13 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. NYU London is an undergraduate study abroad program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum. Our UK faculty, drawn mainly from local universities, has an excellent record in teaching and research. Classes are held at the NYU London centre at 4-6 Bedford Square, WC1. If you would like to learn more about our program please visit NYU London.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a doctorate degree in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, or a related field. It is expected that the post-holder will ideally have 2 to 3 years of experience teaching at the university level; experience teaching American undergraduates is helpful.

The successful candidate should have the right to live and work in the UK prior to appointment.

Application Instructions

All candidates must submit the following: (1) a cover letter; and (2) a current C.V.

All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee athttp://apply.interfolio.com/143356. If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant’s Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search.

Applications, in the form of a C.V. and covering letter, should arrive by 29 April 2024.

Competitive salary. Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant. The successful candidate should have the right to live and work in the UK prior to appointment.

NYU London is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU London affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

 

 

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