This a term position of three years with a two-term limit.
The Director is responsible for developing and curating several interdisciplinary public programs, ranging from conferences, symposia, and panels to readings, screenings, and performances, throughout the academic year. The role is also responsible for programming and hosting weekly Friday lunch-lecture series for Institute Fellows. Some fundraising is required for public programs as well as outreach to media and the public. The Director will work collaboratively with a full-time Associate Director, various committees of Institute Fellows, NYU Faculty and other Institutes and Centers, and NYU Leadership and administration.
PH.D. or equivalent experience.
Experience within academic and/or cultural organization, and in fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and programming. The Director should be highly accomplished and recognized in his/her field.
Research and publications or equivalent in the Director's discipline; wide-ranging intellectual engagement in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Interdisciplinary and creative thinker; strong interpersonal and leadership skills; excellent oral and written communications; hospitable nature; committed to fostering and maintaining the collegiality of the Institute's Fellowship, and an effective working relationship with NYU and other local academic and cultural institutions. Must be able to work in New York City and commit to Friday lunches, public programs, and other meetings as necessary.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
The Director should be ecumenical in his or her intellectual interests, and eager to bring stimulating ideas to the Institute's programming, with the goal of hosting a diverse and surprising roster of guest speakers that reflects the current state of idea in the arts, culture, politics, and the sciences.
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