The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate 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.

Practitioners, who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and social justice, will be drawn from a range of public service institutions, including local and state government, city and state agencies, labor unions, and non-profit organizations. They would include current or former elected officials, administrators of government agencies, labor leaders, and social justice activists. Through their affiliations, these practitioners will provide new opportunities for field-based learning.

The Distinguished Lecturer will be required to teach two courses per semester; work closely with his/her chair in developing public programs and publicizing them at SLU and in the wider community. Additionally, the Distinguished Lecturer will work with department faculty, offering support for SLU initiatives and provide curricular innovation based on best practices in the field.

The Distinguished Lecturer will be called upon to perform routine faculty duties and provide support for students across the academic year.


Bachelor’s degree and a record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to an urban studies teaching assignment. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

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.

Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

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Open until filled.


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