job: community-based learning

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Tue Sep 18 16:48:46 CDT 2001

From:   John Kuo Wei Tchen <Jack.Tchen at>

New York University
Gallatin School of Individualized Study

	Faculty Position:
	Community-Based Learning

Pending budgetary approval, the Gallatin School seeks an 
experienced teacher/scholar with a record of excellence in 
learning formats that link the classroom and the community: 
experiential education, internships, action research, service-
learning, field study.  This new faculty member will: create and 
teach courses that connect theoretical inquiry with first-hand 
activity in community settings; consult with other faculty 
members who want to integrate experiential components into 
their courses; develop effective partnerships between Gallatin 
and various community-based organizations; help to 
administer and raise funds for community learning initiatives; 
advise students.  The successful candidate may have 
(inter)disciplinary or professional training in: sociology, 
anthropology, psychology, history, urban studies, urban 
planning, community studies, community organizing, etc.; 
s/he must also have significant experience in community-
based learning programs in urban settings, preferably based in 
colleges or universities, as well in college-level teaching.  A 
record of research and publication is also an asset.  

Gallatin offers the BA and MA in individualized study: student-
created concentrations, intensive advisement and mentoring, 
experiential learning and student-centered teaching.  Students 
combine course work from most NYU schools with Gallatin 
seminars and non-classroom study.  Our courses bridge 
debates from the great books tradition with current 
scholarship, contemporary issues and alternative canons.  

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent; commitment to non-
traditional education, especially advising and mentoring; 
excellent teaching skills; ability to develop innovative courses 
and projects; high-quality scholarship.  Rank is open.  

Send letter of application and c.v. only to: Chair, Faculty 
Search Committee, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, 
New York University, 715 Broadway, New York NY 10003.  
Review of applications will begin on October 1. The Gallatin 
School is strongly committed to building a diverse community 
among our faculty, staff and students.  Gallatin's website can 
be found at  

NYU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Prof. John Kuo Wei Tchen
A/P/A Studies
New York University
269 Mercer Street  #609
New York, NY  10003

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