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Apply for NYU Faculty First-Look by Feb. 28

New York University's (NYU) Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) invites scholars underrepresented in the Academy who are: completing their PhD, in the humanities or social sciences OR who are in a postdoctoral position in the sciences and fewer than five years from their PhD to apply to participate in Faculty First-Look (FFL) by Friday, February 28 at 4:00 PM. Faculty First-Look provides a glimpse into what it takes to prepare for future faculty careers and an opportunity to network with NYU faculty and workshop your job talk. 

Faculty First-Look participants will have the opportunity to engage with NYU FAS deans, faculty, and postdocs to:

  • Learn best practices to prepare for the faculty recruitment, application, interview, and selection process
  • Write compelling application cover letters, research, and teaching statements, and CVs
  • Workshop their Job Talk
  • Learn best practices for cultivating job prospects, negotiating job offers, and deciding what position is right for you
  • Learn best practices for how to use digital/social media platforms to increase scholarly visibility as you enter the job market
  • Learn about NYU’s Postdoctoral Programs
  • Formally and informally network with, and present scholarly work to NYU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students working in their fields of study
  • Meet prospective faculty mentors 


Eligible participants include in the humanities and social sciences senior doctoral degree candidates and in the Sciences post-doctoral scholars fewer than five years from degree. Applicants should be working in fields represented among FAS departments and research centers. In the sciences, scholars from psychology and chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants from African American, Latinx, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian descent, and other underserved populations in the Academy and/or at FAS including scholars with disabilities and those who are first in their families to attend college are encouraged to apply.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • Be able to devote a total of four full days: (two identified days, Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, in spring 2020 and two days, Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2, in fall 2020).  
  • Commit to delivering one 20-30 minute talk in the spring and one 45 minute talk in the fall on their research project and results.

Categories: Humanities