Call for Faculty Applications: Sociology, Political Economy, or History of Race; Art History

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the 21st century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our New York City faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students. We are currently seeking new faculty members with specialized expertise in one of the following collected areas:

  • Sociology, Political Economy, or History (Area of Specialization: Race): Expertise contemporary sociology, political economy, and/or history as it connects to issues of race in the United States. Candidates must possess a deep familiarity with North American history in its multiple dimensions (cultural, political, economic), and strong preference will be given to those who can connect their particular area of expertise to contemporary issues and methods in other social scientific and humanistic disciplines.
  • Art history: Expertise in modern art movements and aesthetics; strong grounding in critical and visual theory required. Fluency with Frankfurt School critical theory in strongly preferred. Ability to teach pre-modern subjects is a plus but not required. Seeking candidates to teach on subjects including European avant-gardes of the pre-, inter-, and post-war periods, contemporary art from digital work to new experiments, and a wide-array of related subjects.

Successful candidates for all faculty positions will have or be working toward a terminal degree in their field, be located in the New York City metropolitan-area (broadly construed), have teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, a strong commitment to pedagogy, and interdisciplinary research interests that complement those of other BISR faculty.

We are particularly interested in applicants who also wish to take an active part in other Institute programming beyond the classroom, including digital projects, an ongoing podcast series, forthcoming publications, development, and other programming. Candidates will be teaching multiple seminars on the BISR model annually.

BISR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. Applications from women and historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and three short course proposals/ideas to BISR’s Executive Director ( and Program Coordinator ( with the subject line “BISR Faculty Application.” (For a sense of the kinds of courses, formats, and styles BISR employs, please visit the course archive.) The deadline to apply is Friday, November 2nd.

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