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CUNY Lecturer - Elementary Education and Clinical Practice with a Focus on Equity and Diversity (Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education) in Brooklyn, New York

Lecturer - Elementary Education and Clinical Practice with a Focus on Equity and Diversity (Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education)

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Brooklyn College

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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Department of Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education with a starting date in August 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Teach courses in Foundation of Education (undergraduate/graduate), pedagogical courses in elementary education with a focus on culturally responsive practice

  • Serve as a clinical and field experience coordinator, organizing student teaching and field experiences in collaboration with faculty in the teacher preparation programs in CBSE department as well as teachers and principals in NYC schools to support the education of a high-quality and diverse pool of teacher candidates.

  • Contribute to the department’s continued commitment to diversity and equity through course revisions, student mentoring and guidance, and sustained relationships with our community partners.

  • Join a CUNY-wide cohort of new lecturers and engage in a program of ongoing pedagogical development

  • Provide student guidance and mentorship to students in the Undergraduate/Graduate Programs in Childhood Education

  • Provide service to the Department, College, and University

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 characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its 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 career success of our diverse students. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals. 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 thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that increasingly transcends borders and spans 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 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 and promotes excellence 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.

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.



  • Master’s degree in elementary education or curriculum and teaching or related field from an accredited institution

  • Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate curses experience teaching either undergraduate or graduate courses is required

  • Experience supervising or mentoring pre-service or practicing teachers in urban settings.

  • Teaching certification in elementary education

  • Ability to teach in modalities offered at Brooklyn College such as face-to-face, online, day, evening, and weekends (Note: Teaching assignments are made by the department chairperson in consultation with instructors and faculty)

  • Potential for excellence in teaching, including online teaching, and in scholarship.


  • Doctoral degree in elementary education or curriculum and teaching or related field from an accredited institution preferred.

  • Minimum three years of teaching K-6 students in urban settings

  • Teaching certification in elementary education

  • Potential for excellence in teaching, including online teaching as well as developing online teaching portfolio.

  • Experience of supervising students in urban school settings with diverse school populations.

  • Experience working with student teaching supervisors/coaches/lead teachers to develop high quality, equity-focused communities of practice

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: cross-cultural competence, linguistic diversity, technology including computational literacy, inclusion, and instruction in the content areas.


$69,983 - $83,764; Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

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.


STEP ONE - Submit application online

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now'', create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit

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

  • An application letter indicating the desired 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 will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.

  • Current curriculum vitae

STEP TWO - Submit References Contact Information at

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 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 to begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until 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.