Assistant Professor, Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, tenure-track

Posted June 5, 2011

Job Description

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, an all-scholarship, highly selective institution offering professional baccalaureate degrees in Architecture, Art and Engineering, seeks Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in a social science.


Recent Ph.D. in one of the social sciences, including but not limited to Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology. Commitment to teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences core curriculum is essential; demonstrated interest in an area outside Europe and North America as well as competence in quantitative methods is highly desirable. Position to start September 2012.

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.