Part-time lecturer, Freshman Writing, NYU Paris

Program or University Name: NYU Paris

Job Title: Part-time lecturer, Undergraduate Course, Freshman Writing

Job Type: French CDD

Location : Paris

Date: Starts September 2018

Recruitment Close Date: May 31, 2018

Job Responsibilities:

NYU Paris is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach up to two sections of "Writing I", the first of a two-part Freshman writing course. Writing I introduces students to the essay genre and complicates their understanding of its varied forms and functions. The course offers occasions to practice essay writing across disciplines and in several modes, including personal, critical, academic, and journalistic. It also exposes students to writing, reading, and critical thinking skills necessary for undergraduate work as well as writing beyond academic contexts, and introduces them to some of the interdisciplinary and theoretical bases for such practices. The course engages global issues and perspectives through its reading and writing assignments, as well as through the experiential learning it incorporates.  Writing I thus helps students develop an appreciation for the use of writing as not merely a showcase for knowledge and opinion, but more importantly, as a tool for thinking and inquiry.

Students are required to write 4,000-5,000 words of polished, graded writing. Three major essay assignments (assignments of more than 1,200 words and requiring the submission of at least one draft) is typical for the course.

The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using Paris as a course element (e.g., having students write about an excursion, bringing a guest speaker to class, etc.) is an expectation for the course. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required.

Teaching commences in September 2018; courses meet for 3 hours a week for a 14.5 week term. 

The course is taught in English.

NYU Paris is one of 11 study away academic centers in the NYU Global Network. Students at NYU Paris participate in an immersive study away program while earning credits towards their degree. To learn more about NYU Paris please visit the website at


Candidates must have an MFA in Creative Writing or a PhD in English, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related Humanities discipline.

Classes take place at our Academic Centre in Paris.

Application Instructions:

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Applications must include:

(1) a cover letter

(2) C.V.

(3) course outline or synopsis

Please be sure to note in particular any relevant teaching experience.

Candidates must be eligible to work in France.

Current NYU Paris faculty are encouraged to apply. 

Priority deadline for NYU Paris faculty: May 17 2018.

Application Process:

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The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.