Lecturer in English
New York University
United States

Description

NYU London is currently recruiting for a part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate English course - Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Stage: Text and Performance. Teaching commences in the Autumn Term (DATES). 

Course Description

Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Stage provides an introduction to the dramatic work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.  Students read a selection of comedies, tragedies and histories, with a view toward developing skills for critically enjoying and understanding Shakespeare through both the text and its stage and screen representations, from both the past and the present. The aim of the class is to move beyond issues of plot and character to consider genre, structure, and the particular textual, critical and performance conventions of the plays. The class is taught in a seminar style, with a combination of lecture, discussion, screenings, and possible visits to the theatre.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this class, students will possess:

  • In-depth familiarity with a selection of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays and theatrical conventions conventions
  • Appreciation of the range of Shakespearean drama
  • Appreciation of the performance of these texts in historical and contemporary contexts

Expectation of 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.

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 11 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 NYU London, please visit the website at https://www.nyu.edu/london.html.

 

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in the relevant field. We seek candidates who can integrate interdisciplinary perspectives in teaching the course. 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 applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at http://apply.interfolio.com/73242

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 30 March 2020.

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.

Informal queries about the role can be directed to Dr. Courtney Hopf at courtney.hopf@nyu.edu


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