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Lecturer - Department of History, Philosophy, and Anthropology: York/CUNY

City University of New York
Kew Gardens, New York
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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Lecturer - Department of History, Philosophy, and Anthropology: York/CUNY

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York College

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York College, founded in 1966, is a center of academic excellence in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. One of the eleven senior colleges in The City University of New York, the College's mission is to enrich students' lives by fostering an environment where they'll grow into passionate and engaged learners.

York's academic programs are housed in three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business and Information Systems, and The School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs. Over sixty baccalaureate programs from across a variety of disciplines, including accounting, aviation management, business, computer science, journalism, social work, teacher education, a dual BS/MS degree in Occupational Therapy, and one of the top-ranked nursing programs in New York State, provide students with opportunities to study liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. The College also offers five graduate programs: Aviation Management, Clinical Trials Management, Pharmaceutical Science and Business, Physician Assistant, and Social Work.

Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in New York State, the College enrolls 7,000 students from over 95 nations. Nine out of ten students are members of a racial/ethnic minority group, and more than half of undergraduates are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

The College's 50-acre campus encompasses seven buildings, including science and computer labs, music and television studios, a Performing Arts Center, and a Health and Physical Education Center. The College recently completed seven major construction projects, with more scheduled for the future. In addition, its neighborhood is at the center of a renaissance fueled by economic revitalization.

York College is committed to fostering integrity, diversity, intellectual discovery, and civic engagement to benefit its students, the community, and the world.

The department of history, philosophy, and anthropology at York College, The City University of New York seeks a teacher/scholar in critical race, gender, or sexuality studies for the full-time position of lecturer, with a primary teaching focus in anthropology or philosophy. The successful candidate will be an innovative, evidence-informed teacher capable of designing and teaching courses in their primary discipline as well as in a newly planned interdisciplinary major program in social justice.The person hired will join a university-wide cohort of new faculty to develop coordinated pedagogical strategies across disciplines. They should be familiar with the current scholarship on teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences, and passionate about teaching to a broad cross-section of students in the University's general education curriculum .

The teaching load is 4 courses/semester, 8 courses/year, with emphasis on first- and second-year courses in the primary discipline. There is also an opportunity to teach 1-2 upper-level courses each year related to the candidate's specialization consistent with department needs. Robust service to the department and College is expected. Candidates with an active research portfolio are welcome but should understand this position is focused squarely on teaching and there is no protected time for scholarship. CUNY lecturers are eligible for a CCE- "Certificate of Continuous Employment" which is similar to tenure.


A minimum of a master's degree is required, with a doctoral degree preferred. The ability to teach effectively in multiple modalities, and ability to collaborate with others in a professional environment, are also required.

The College seeks faculty members who thrive in a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative academic environment and are committed to access, equity, and excellence in higher education. 95% of York College students identify as non-white, and York is a designated Hispanic-serving and predominantly Black institution. Successful candidates must demonstrate that they are eager and qualified to work with our multicultural student body.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

The salary range for this position is $69,983- $81,466 commensurate with qualifications and experience.


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include(i) a cover letter explaining interest in, and qualifications for, the position; (ii) curriculum vitae/resume, (iii) evidence of teaching excellence, (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (v) the names, titles, and contact information (telephone and email) for three professional references. Applicants whose graduate degree is not in anthropology or philosophy should provide evidence of teaching competency in one of these disciplines.Please upload these as ONE document in rtf, doc, or pdf format.

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The posting will close June 1, 2023.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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