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Liberal Arts Faculty in London

Faculty Director Invitation

We would like all interested faculty to learn more about Fordham’s London Centre Liberal Arts Semester program and to consider applying to lead the program next fall. You may wish to visit the program website for more details about the program (Fordham Liberal Arts London).

Download the application if you wish to be apply to lead the program next fall. The program is modeled on Fordham’s successful summer programs in London; primarily, the aim is to use the city as text and to connect it to the classroom. The program includes a core course that is proposed and taught by the faculty director, courses taught at the London Centre, and direct enrollment into one of five colleges or universities: Queen Mary, University of London; Heythrop College, University of London; Westminster; City; Roehampton. Additionally, a 2-credit research module, mentored by the faculty director, allows students to explore a topic of their choice in a creative way. The topic may originate from their courses at London Centre or direct enrollment.

Ideally, the faculty director’s core course will be interdisciplinary, use London as text, and be consistent with Fordham’s mission as a Jesuit university. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their time in London during weekly “tea-time” – which all London Centre students are invited to attend. The faculty director will lead the tea-time with other program directors, helping to build community among students at the London Centre.

As noted in the application, if you wish to apply, your chair should sign off acknowledging that if appointed faculty director you will not be available to teach in New York during the fall semester. The fall term course-load is equivalent to a two course teaching commitment and faculty will continue on regular salary.

If you have questions about the application, program and/or position please do not hesitate to contact either of us to find out more.

John Harrington, Dean, Arts and Sciences Faculty

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