Visiting Assistant Professor in Economic Thought - Gallatin School at NYU

May 24, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economic Thought 

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) seeks to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position to commence on September 1, 2019. We are seeking candidates with expertise in either the History of Economic Thought; Heterodox Economics; or the History of Capitalism. The ideal candidate will be able to teach creative and thoughtful courses that explore the intellectual history of economics as a discipline, or that provide a social and institutional framework for thinking about the history of capitalism.

We are particularly interested in attracting a candidate who could teach some courses about the likes of any of the following:  Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Alfred Marshall, Joan Robinson, Amartya Sen and/or other scholars who have been influential in the development of economic thought, and who can teach in a way that exposes undergraduate students to the texts of these thinkers. The candidate would be welcome to teach other topics-oriented courses in addition to the above; examples might include courses such as a course about the history of money, a gender and the economy course, or a course drawn from the candidate's research. 

The teaching load for this position is four courses per year (two in the fall and two in the spring). In addition, this position will serve as an adviser to approximately 13 students.

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students that are 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. To learn more about the Gallatin School, please visit our website at


Qualifications: Candidates may have an academic background in history, economics, political philosophy or sociology.  Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing.


All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit:

Applicants are required to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of 15-20 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three "dream courses" you would like to teach.


All application materials must be received by May 24, 2019.

For questions, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Human Resources at


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