The Lehman College campus is located in the Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 classes) per year, and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

Founded as the Department of Puerto Rican Studies in 1968, the Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies department is one of the oldest ethnic studies departments in the nation and houses a diverse faculty from multiple disciplines, regional interests and academic specializations.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.



Ph.D. degree in areas described below, or equivalent, is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in the social sciences, arts, humanities or another relevant field, with a specialization in Latin American, Caribbean and/or Latino Studies; a demonstrated record of teaching ability; and an active and innovative research agenda for a strong publication record. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective student-centered instructional strategies, and an openness to teaching online or hybrid courses.

Discipline and regional focus are open, but the department has particular interest in interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in topics related to gender and sexualities, indigenous communities, and the Southern Cone or Mesoamerica.



Salary commensurate with education and experience. Salaries are subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule (see link to salary schedule: http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract/cuny-salary-schedule).

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.



Candidates should provide a CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of references, and a statement of scholarly interests. Letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants who pass to the second stage of consideration.

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The review of CVs will begin November 18, 2016 and continue until a candidate has been identified.



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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.


Location: Lehman College
Job Title: Assistant Professor – Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies (School of Arts and Humanities)
Job ID: 15599
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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