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CUNY Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Computer and Information Science (2 Positions) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Computer and Information Science (2 Positions)

Job ID: 21206

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for two Lecturers (Doctoral Schedule) in the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) with a starting date in January or August 2020. Lecturers are eligible for a certificate of continuous employment (CCE) upon the sixth reappointment in the title that follows five years of continuous service in the title.

The successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills and will be required to teach both introductory programming courses and a variety of new and existing advanced courses in areas relevant to the NYC tech industry, especially data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.The individuals selected will also help develop courses and curricula for the department

This position is partially funded by CUNY 2x Tech, a $20M Mayoral initiative to double the number of tech bachelors awarded by public colleges by 2022. It entails a comprehensive investment in the instruction, advising, and experience that are essential to prepare New Yorkers for 21st-century tech jobs in NYC. All CUNY 2x Tech faculty and staff members will play a critical role in ensuring that the college’s tech education is aligned with industry demand. The role will involve significant work directly with NYC-based industry partners and the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline to review curricula, provide feedback on students’ job-readiness, teach in the classroom, and ensure that overall tech education provided by the college is preparing students with the academic and career readiness skills they need to succeed.

We are an urban liberal arts college, and our department has 24 fulltime faculty, over 600 undergraduate majors, over 200 Master's students and over 20 affiliated doctoral students of the CUNY Graduate Center. Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterize the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York metropolis.

The college’s mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and eventual career success of a population that encompasses a vast multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.

To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty from historically underrepresented groups who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.


Minimum Qualification

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Phd degree related to data science, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence

  • Work experience in the NYC tech industry

-Experience in teaching college level classes.

-Ability to work successfully with others in a multi-ethnic, multicultural environment is essential


Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

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.


There are two steps to the applications process. All applications must be submitted online via the CUNY on-line application system (CUNYFirst).

STEP ONE—Submit Application by visiting

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

  • An application indicating the Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule)-Computer and Information Science position; and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work would further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

STEP TWO – Submit Reference Contact Information by visiting

All Applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

*The letters of recommendation should address the candidate’s teaching ability.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Review of applications will begin October 18, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.


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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.