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CUNY Lecturer and Assistant Professor - Entertainment Technology in Brooklyn, New York

Lecturer and Assistant Professor - Entertainment Technology

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NYC College of Technology

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New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees. We are the largest public college of technology in New York State and a national model for technological education. City Tech is an exceptional college that goes beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for its career-focused students, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. The Entertainment Technology department at City Tech invites applications for two positions, one lecturer and one assistant professor, in Lighting or Audio/Video Production to begin in spring or fall 2023. These are full-time positions leading to a Certificate of Continuous Employment (lecturer) or tenure (assistant professor).

The unique Entertainment Technology department has baccalaureate degrees in two areas: live production and emerging media. The live production area, where these positions will be focused, covers all forms of live entertainment technology in areas such as concert touring, cruise ships, events, theatre, theme parks, museum exhibits, video production and other related areas. Most of our productions (including the nationally-known Gravesend Inn haunted hotel) take place in our 200-seat theatre. The college also has a 1000-seat theatre with which we are closely collaborating.

The lecturer and assistant professor will lead, oversee and coordinate the following activities in their area(s) of specialty: technology and design activities for the department; mentor students and help coordinate internships and senior projects; help recruit students and market the department to the professional industry; maintain and update curriculum as needed; build industry partnerships where possible; and make equipment proposals to keep the department technology state of the art.

These positions require a commitment to teaching excellence, sustained service to the department, college and university, and regular involvement, as assigned, in academic advisement, recruitment efforts, assessment and accreditation, and self-governance. The ideal candidates will function collaboratively in department level efforts, playing an active role in the creation, development, and assessment of department curricula and in sustaining the academic vitality of the department. Lecturer positions require teaching and service. Assistant Professor positions require teaching, service, and scholarly activities leading to peer reviewed publications, presentations and/or significant creative works.

Lecturer postion responsibilities include:

  • Teaching lighting or audio/video and other courses, as determined by the candidate’s interest and background

  • Coordinating lighting or audio/video adjuncts and curriculum

  • Coordinating technology and design for all department productions in area of specialty

  • Community outreach to promote the department

  • Student advising and recruitment

  • Service to the department, college and university

  • Sustained professional growth

  • Willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Assistant Professor responsibilities include: All of the above, plus sustained productive scholarship or creative achievement.



For the lecturer position: A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline, and the ability to teach successfully.

For the assistant professor position: A terminal degree (MFA, MPS, or Ph.D. degree) in related area(s) of expertise. Requirements include the ability to teach effectively, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


  • A minimum of three years professional experience in lighting or audio/video production

  • Proficiency with CAD software (Vectorworks or AutoCAD preferred)

  • The ideal candidate will specialize in either lighting or audio/video production for live events, and preference will be given to those who can teach in at least one other production area, such as projection, drafting, technical direction, scenic design, systems integration, show control or producing.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Lecturer: $69.665 - $88,998

Assistant Professor: $75,465 - $93,134

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.


Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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Lecturer candidates should provide a cover letter summarizing experience, CV/resume, and letters of recommendation.

Assistant Professor candidates should provide a cover letter summarizing teaching philosophy and research area, CV/resume, and letters of recommendation.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin on or after January 16, 2023


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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.