Faculty, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (Philly)

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Job type: Faculty Non Tenured

Application deadline: February 1, 2017


The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research seeks scholars who are interested in becoming part of an interdisciplinary research and teaching institution to design and teach rigorous seminar-style courses to adult students in various locations throughout Philadelphia. “BISR Philly” is currently seeking applicants with expertise in the following areas:

  • philosophy
  • political and social theory
  • political science
  • heterodox economics
  • American, European, African, and Asian history and literature
  • postcolonial literature and theory
  • the Frankfurt School
  • psychology and psychoanalysis
  • feminist theory
  • biology
  • theoretical physics
  • science studies
  • sociology
  • anthropology
  • mathematics
  • film/media studies
  • music and musicology
  • art history and theory

BISR Philly seminars are typically four weeks long and meet once a week for three hours, in the evening. They are primarily discussion-based seminars, unless the material demands otherwise. They are held in a variety of casual and institutional settings and provide no credit.

Applicants should have considerable experience teaching at the college/university level, a commitment to thoughtful pedagogy in small seminar-style classroom settings, and must have a terminal degree in their field or be in the final stages of pursuing one. Applicants should also have an active research agenda complimentary to existing Brooklyn Institute programming. Applicants must take an ongoing part in other Institute programming beyond the classroom and be interested in further developing the BISR Philly program.

To apply, please email suzy@thebrooklyninstitute.com and ajay@thebrooklyninstitute.com and include a c.v. and three short course proposals in the style of those found on the BISR site. For more information about the Brooklyn Institute and to get a sense of our previous course offerings, please browse this website. Applications are due by February 1st.

The original posting is available here: https://thebrooklyninstitute.com/news/bisr-philly-call-faculty-applications/

Posted: January 25, 2017