The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) is committed to providing undergraduate and degree programs in Labor and Urban Studies that provide both theoretical and practical learning opportunities for its students, many of whom have career interests in government and/or social advocacy. To maximize these opportunities, SLU will augment its renowned faculty by establishing a one-year Distinguished Lecturer position that will bring students into contact with a variety of well-respected leaders in their field. Students will be exposed to individuals with a wide range of experiences and skills, both intellectual and practical. The position will begin at the start of the Fall 2019 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 primarily teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Labor Studies, but further to advise students, conduct research, serve on academic review and faculty search committees, provide academic oversight for Institute’s certificate and degree programs 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 a labor studies teaching assignment. 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 demonstrate the following characteristics:
– Experience in and commitment to the labor movement in New York, the US or internationally
– An outstanding record of achievement in field of expertise
– Committed 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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