The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, available starting in Fall 2019. The successful applicant will have expertise in the study of narrative, language, and mind, and will contribute to the department’s interest in theories of knowledge, rhetoric, cultural representation, critical social and political practice, and social science methodology. Applicants are invited to specify how their work engages with the areas indicated by including a brief statement in their application explaining how they interpret and/or employ the key concepts of narrative, language, and mind.

Applicants with backgrounds in History, Psychology, Anthropology and/or Philosophy are particularly encouraged to apply, as are emerging scholars with expertise in methodologically rigorous narrative-based approaches to research. The Department offers Minors in Cultural Studies, Gender/Sexuality Studies, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Justice/Social Practice, Sustainability.

Pratt Institute is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, information science, and liberal arts and sciences, which includes programs in writing and critical and visual studies. Its strong programs in architecture, film/video, photography, digital arts and other areas of art and design draw students from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies contributes to the students’ core education and also has its own major in Critical and Visual Studies.

Located on Pratt’s historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, we are committed to building diversity in our curriculum and among our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to meeting these goals.


  • Teach six courses per year.
  • Contribute at least two courses per year to one or more of the Minors and/or the BA program in Critical and Visual Studies.
  • Develop curriculum in Social Science and Cultural Studies.
  • Advise students.
  • Serve on department, School and Institute committees.
  • Provide outreach to other departments in the Institute.
  • Pursue individual research projects (e.g. publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and present at professional conferences)
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

SALARY is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience


We require a Ph.D. in a core area of the social sciences, history, psychology or philosophy.

Candidates must have at least one (preferably two) year’s college level teaching experience in an institution other than the one in which the terminal degree was earned. Strong evidence of past, present and future scholarly engagement is essential.

Application Instructions:

Please upload your: CV, Cover Letter, Three letters of Recommendation, and Research / Writing Statement via our internal application site at https://apply.interfolio.com/59029

For best consideration, please apply by January 31, 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

About Pratt Institute

As one of the world’s multicultural epicenters for arts, culture, design, and business, New York City provides Pratt students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the Pratt campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Pratt has a 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, a creative hub in the midst of a renaissance, and another in Manhattan. The Institute’s campus in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is adjacent to the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Pratt’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country, and its faculty and alumni include the most renowned artists, designers, and scholars in their fields. Its interdisciplinary curriculum promotes collaborative and creative strategies for design thinking and provides students with unparalleled training facilities.