Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, NY)
May 31, 2022
Starting Date: 
August 31, 2022
Post date: March 9, 2022


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union is actively accepting submissions from qualified candidates to teach in the Core Curriculum. We seek an active, culturally diverse faculty of the highest caliber with an academic background in the humanities or social sciences: anthropology, history, literature, sociology, philosophy, and political science. A demonstrated record of teaching is required.

We aspire to continue to grow as a place that welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of The Cooper Union. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. We value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities including those who have been underrepresented in higher education. Those who possess skills that spark innovation and who -- through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences -- bring expertise in engaging and sustaining a unified and just community are strongly encouraged to apply.

About The Cooper Union:

The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering, including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural, environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students develop their professional abilities, they recognize their responsibility to advance science and art and to create a sustainable future.

About HSS:

The Cooper Union is committed to the principle that an education in the Humanities and Social Sciences provides the ethical, social and humanistic framework crucial to personal development, professional excellence, and engaged citizenship. Through their work in HSS disciplines, students gain a deeper awareness of the world in which they must live and act. They learn to think, write, and speak clearly and effectively. Most significantly, an education in the liberal arts offers students the opportunity to become attentive to the social and humanistic implications of their professional work and to acquire the basis for a satisfying cultural and intellectual life.


PhD degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent and demonstrated strong teaching record required. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. This is a unionized position.

How to apply:

Review of applications are ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy and sample syllabi to Letters of recommendation are optional, but strongly encouraged.

Closing Date:

Review of application materials will begin immediately, and are on an on-going basis to fill open positions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Application Instructions 

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Review Begins: 
March 9, 2022

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