Call for Applications: Visiting Faculty Fellowship in Capitalism Studies

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April 15, 2021
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Humanities, Economic History / Studies

The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School for Social Research invites applications for its Visiting Faculty Fellowship, to be held for one or both semesters of the 2021-2022 academic year. Rank is open, but we seek a scholar who will contribute significantly to the flourishing activities of the Center. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. – conferred no later than 2018 – in a humanities or social science discipline.


Capitalism Studies is an emerging area of interdisciplinary teaching and research that engages critically with contemporary economic arrangements through diverse inquiries into the many forms of capitalism. 


We encourage applications from scholars working on the following themes: financialization and fintech, gender and social reproduction, post-capitalism, racial capitalism, political economy and policy, emergent infrastructures of capitalism, precarity and informality, ecology and capitalism, global perspectives on inequality, dispossession and empire, and contemporary or historical perspectives on global configurations of labor, trade, and finance.


The responsibilities of the position include residence, teaching one graduate-level course, organizing the work-in-progress series and annual symposium for graduate student fellows, participating in the faculty fellows’ work-in-progress group, and, in general, contributing to the life of the Center.  Title, salary, and benefits will be commensurate with rank and experience. The fellow will be required to be in residence on campus in New York City for the 2021-2022 academic year, contingent on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and university policies as well as those of New York State and New York City. Recognizing that the situation remains fluid, accommodations may be made consistent with relevant university policy for a remote appointment if necessitated by the global pandemic.


We invite applicants to explore other centers and initiatives at the New School that might relate to their research and teaching, including: the Sawyer Seminar on Currency and Empire: Monetary Policy, Race, and Power; The Institute for Race and Inequality; The Institute for Power, Politics, and Organizing; The Gender and Sexualities Institute; The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis; The Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility


The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.


Applicants should apply online using the faculty application on The New School human resources website  Using our online application system, applicants must submit the following by April 15, 2021:

  • Cover letter specifying availability and desired duration of position (fall 2021, spring 2022, or both)
  • Personal statement of no more than 5 pages that includes a discussion of current research
  • Course description or syllabus outline for a proposed graduate seminar (please note that resources may be available for guest speakers and appropriate pedagogical innovations)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample of no more than 40 pages, based on current research





Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.


The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

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