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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Publishing

New York University School of Professional Studies
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Media and Communication Studies


New York University School of Professional Studies 

Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts

The NYU School of Professional Studies seeks a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Publishing for the Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA), effective September 2024. (The rank of the position will be determined based on the candidate's experience and qualifications.)

The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts is actively seeking candidates who are professionals with working experience in book publishing and digital media, who have the academic experience and ability to teach courses in book publishing and digital media.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts, the successful candidate will work closely with the Academic Director to implement the vision for expanding the unit’s publishing programs and initiatives, and to increase the Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts’s profile and visibility locally, nationally, and internationally.

The successful candidate will teach within the graduate program in publishing; may also teach within corporate and executive education programs or the NYU Summer Publishing Institute; may teach in other programs in the division; develop courses; assist in online course design; evaluate syllabi, participate in faculty observations, advise students; collaborate with other faculty and industry partners; and engage with the broader NYU SPS academic community, as appropriate. Faculty members should have experience working with a diverse base of professionals and teaching a diverse population of students. This full-time position is a nine-month appointment with a two-year renewable faculty contract.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $85,000 - $135,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


The ideal candidate will (i) hold an advanced degree, preferably in publishing, writing, communications, humanities, or similar; (ii) have significant publishing industry working experience; (iii) have at least three years of academic experience and effectiveness in higher education, (iv) have experience working with or teaching diverse student populations. Candidates should be comfortable teaching in-person and online, demonstrate an ability or potential ability to engage in meaningful service or administrative work. Strong writing and communication skills are necessary.

About the Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts

The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts offers three graduate degrees: the MS in Publishing, the MS in Professional Writing, and the MS in Translation and Interpreting, as well as continuing education and certificate courses in a wide range of topics in the humanities, publishing, and storytelling, among other areas.The Center is at the forefront of publishing education, recognized globally for its innovative, practice-based curriculum, faculty of industry leaders, deep industry outreach, and experiential learning via internships, events, and international student opportunities. Offering multiple pathways to publishing, the Center provides students with the opportunity to enroll in a 36-credit graduate degree, the MS in Publishing, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at the NYU School of Professional Studies, or a four-week summer intensive, the Summer Publishing Institute. In addition, the Center offers an executive education course in book publishing, the NYU Advanced Publishing Institute; plus an annual program for publishers at the Sharjah International Book Fair. Its online MS degrees in Professional Writing and Translation and Interpreting are industry leaders and standard bearers.

With a deep commitment to providing a wide range of industry events, conferences, and executive education programs in the US and globally, the Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts provides accessible education on a global scale.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Founded in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) offers a broad range of degree and noncredit programs that are professionally oriented, integrate theory with real-world practice, and are taught by faculty members who are leaders and innovators in their fields. The School plays a critical role in workforce development in emerging and evolving sectors of industry in New York City and around the globe including: real estate; marketing and PR; technology and project management; global affairs; hospitality, travel, and tourism; human capital management; sports business; communications/media; publishing; professional writing; translation; and the arts, among others. NYUSPS has grown to become the third-largest graduate school of NYU, attracting students from around the world. The School also serves the undergraduate market with traditional, four-year degrees in real estate, hotel and tourism management, and sports management in addition to programs for post-traditional students. Working professionals and adult learners can enhance their careers and/or enrich their intellect through more than 1,500 continuing education courses, certificates, and diploma programs, as well as through world-renowned industry conferences, seminars, and events. NYUSPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.

Application Instructions:

To apply go to: Please submit a cover letter and CV. While not required upon initial application, finalists will be asked to submit references. The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For best consideration, please submit materials before the deadline of April 30, 2024. The search will continue until the ideal candidate is identified. (Note: applications will still be considered after the deadline.)

NYU appreciates all applications but can only respond to qualified candidates selected for advancement in the interview process.

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