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CUNY Assistant Professor - Political Sciences in Bronx, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Political Sciences

Job ID: 20805

Location: Hostos Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Behavioral and Social Sciences Department at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Political Science commencing Spring or Fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in American Government, conduct research, and provide service to the department and college.

Consisting of three separate units, the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department offers introductory courses in the disciplines of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, and Sociology. We are committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, and strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of our school. Located in the South Bronx, Hostos is part of the City University of New York [CUNY] and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. As a community college in the CUNY system, it offers a wide variety of courses for university transfer, general education, preparation for careers, and enrichment.

Contractual teaching load for full time faculty is 24 contact hours (8 courses) per year, but junior faculty will receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship over the first five years of their tenure. In addition to teaching, full-time faculty must also share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Active engagement in original research and peer-reviewed publications in main area(s) of expertise are required for tenure and promotion.

Opportunities for additional funding for research activities, curricular and pedagogical innovations, and research travel are available through internal CUNY–wide competitive grants and external funding.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience in the areas of Public Policy, Comparative Politics (particularly Latin America), and International Relations are desirable

  • Experience teaching a diverse student body in an urban setting

  • Experience using instructional technology

  • Familiarity with WAC pedagogy

  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours

  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigate to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Postings."

Candidates must submit a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae or resume with names and contact information of 3 references through CUNYFirst. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Please upload the cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume and references as one document in the RESUME FIELD. Your cover letter should specifically describe your previous work experience and your interest and suitability for the position.

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 (ideally with your last name in it) should not exceed ten (10) characters. Emailed or hard copy documents will not be considered.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin September 9, 2019.


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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.