Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

SLU is CUNY’s twenty-fifth and newest school. It is dedicated to public service and social justice and provides unique and exceptional programs for working adults and traditional-age college students who seek to address the challenges confronting poor and working-class populations. Its faculty includes some of the most innovative and distinguished scholars in the social sciences, as well as expert practitioners in the fields of government, labor, and public service.

To maximize these opportunities, SLU ‘s Labor Studies department is recruiting for with a one-year Distinguished Lecturer position designed to bring students into contact with well-respected practitioners in the labor field, exposing students to individuals with a wide range of experiences and skills, both intellectual and practical. The position will begin at the start of the Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 semester.

Distinguished Lecturers perform teaching duties in area(s) of expertise. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

The Department of Labor Studies at SLU seeks a Distinguished Lecturer to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Labor Studies, to advise students, serve on academic committees, and help build the organizational and intellectual capacity of the School of Labor and Urban Studies.


Bachelor’s degree and a record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Prominent and promising scholars as well as practitioners from the labor movement are invited to apply.

Candidates for the title of Distinguished Lecturer must preferably demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Experience in and commitment to the labor movement in New York, the US and/or internationally
  • An outstanding record of achievement in the applicant’s field of expertise
  • Commitment to working with SLU faculty and staff for the advancement of our students and betterment of the University


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.

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Date posted: November 9, 2021