Adjunct Faculty Instructor in Pre-Colonial Africa
New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study
United States


The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University seeks a part-time/adjunct faculty instructor in pre-colonial Africa for academic year 2021-2022. The position is open to a range of disciplinary approaches and geographies. We particularly welcome proposals for courses that examine social and economic relations, migration, faith systems, art and material culture, and early exchanges with Europeans. We seek applications from scholars in humanities and humanistic social sciences who reach across disciplinary boundaries in research and teaching.  Potential disciplines include religion, history, archaeology, anthropology, and philosophy. 

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 200 Masters students that is a part of New York University. 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.


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.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted electronically.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, CV, names of two references, and a brief description of two dream courses. 

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