Call for NYC Faculty: Economics and Political Science

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is hiring for two full-time faculty positions: in 1) Economics and Political Economy and 2) Political Science.

Economics and Political Economy

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research invites applications for a full-time position in Economics and Political Economy. 

The successful candidate will potentially teach courses in political economy, heterodox economics, macroeconomics, classical and modern economic thought, statistical methods, and issues in contemporary economics and political economy. Applicants must possess a PhD, and be conversant with both mainstream economics and heterodox thought (in particular, but not limited to, Marxian economics), as well as political economy. Applicants with interests outside the field, who can connect their research interests to subjects across the humanities and social sciences, are strongly preferred—as are historically minded applicants who can relate their research to historical factors and have a broad range of cultural interests. Familiarity with social, political, and critical theory while not required is a plus. 

Political Science 

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research invites applications for a full-time position in Political Science. 

The successful candidate will potentially teach courses in political theory, comparative politics, political economy, American politics and political history, and political thought, broadly construed. Applicants must possess a PhD, and be conversant with critical perspectives, including Marxism, critical theory, feminism, and critical race theory. Strong quantitative skills are a plus; but the position will largely entail teaching qualitative subject matter. Applicants with interests outside the field, who can connect their research interests to subjects across the humanities and social sciences, are strongly preferred. 

To Apply

Brooklyn Institute is a non-profit critical education and research institute, based in New York City, that offers courses in the humanities and social sciences. Brooklyn Institute is pedagogically focused and public-facing, and seeks applicants with strong pedagogical skills and the desire to speak and write in public spaces.

The position is salaried, features benefits, and is approximately the equivalent of a traditional 2:2 teaching load. The position also includes small administrative duties. 

Application materials must include: a CV, short letter of interest, a writing sample (either academic or public scholarship), and 3 course proposals (with some explanation of why the subject is felt to be complementary to BISR’s curriculum and mission). To apply, please submit materials to Brooklyn Institute’s Executive Director (ajay@thebrooklyninstitute.com) and Program Director (mark@thebrooklyninstitute.com), using the subject line BISR FACULTY APPLICATION 2020: POLITICAL SCIENCE or BISR FACULTY APPLICATION 2020: ECONOMICS, depending on the position for which you’re applying. For a sense of the kinds of courses, formats, and styles BISR employs, please visit the course archive

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 1st.

Brooklyn Institute 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. We strongly encourage applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups.