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Assistant Professor - Sociology
Lehman College of the City University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 26, 2019
Title Assistant Professor - Sociology
University Lehman College of the City University of New York
Bronx, NY, United States
Department Sociology
Application Deadline Review of CVs will begin 9/30/2019
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - General

Job Title: Assistant Professor – Sociology
Job ID: 21048
Location: Lehman College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level.This position is open in terms of substantive area but requires a focus on urban sociology. Candidates who build on existing departmental strengths in the areas of education, health/medicine, and demography, as well as those who focus on Latina/o and Black communities or the Bronx, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in our methods sequence as well as their subfield(s) within sociology; engage in research; advise students; and provide service to the department, college, and university, and community, i.e. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required. Opportunities for affiliation at the CUNY Graduate Center: are also available for candidates who show a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only senior college of The City University of New York 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 18 hours per year and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. 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 for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

Ph.D. in sociology or a related academic field is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required is the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Salaries are commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Professional Staff Congress-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.

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