Part-Time Lecturer in Art History
“Ancient Art in Berlin: Discovering the Collections of Museum Island”
New York University (NYU) Berlin, 2 February 2 – 22 May 22 2015
Deadline: 11 November 2014
New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate course entitled “Ancient Art in Berlin: Discovering Museum Island” in the Spring 2015 semester.
NYU Berlin is one of New York University’s global study-away sites and provides US and other international students with the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Berlin while earning credits towards their degree. The program is fully integrated into NYU’s curriculum and designed for BA students in the social sciences, arts and humanities who want to earn credit in their major – including sociology, history, politics, art, art history, German, European studies, and environmental studies – while having a transformative experience abroad. Most courses are taught in English. Seminars and lectures take place at the academic center located within the complex of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and at NYUB’s art studio in Kreuzberg. The program size is 80-100 students per semester.
Position: NYU Berlin has created a study abroad program of exceptional quality for its students. We are seeking a part-time lecturer for the Spring 2015 semester (February to May) for an art history course on the ancient art collections held at Berlin’s Museum Island. The trio of museums at the heart of inquiry consists of the Pergamon Museum, the Neues Museum (and Egyptian Museum, within it) and the Altes Museum. Collectively, their early artifacts in various media will introduce students to an almost encyclopedic chronological and regional range of ancient visual cultures. The Bode Museum, notably featuring the Münzkabinett (“coin cabinet”) within its diverse holdings, will also be visited and studied. Field trips taking advantage of all these rich collections thus make up an essential part of the course. The course meets once per week. The sessions are not a straight lecture but a mixture between seminar, field trip and lecture.
Requirements for Interested Candidates:
• Doctorate in art history or another relevant discipline.
• Record of research and publications in the field.
• Minimum of three years teaching experience at university level.
• German work-permit and tax number at the time of application, covering the entire period of the employment.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have studied in the US and/or have international teaching experience.
Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant. Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Berlin and NYU New York. Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in person at NYU Berlin and online/by phone with New York faculty.
Please submit your application by November 11th – in the form of a C.V., cover letter, scans of degree certificates, as well as any available references and student evaluations (preferably all documents in one PDF file) – via e-mail to Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Roland Pietsch (email@example.com) at NYU Berlin, who will forward the application to the relevant departments in New York.