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CUNY ADJUNCT FACULTY OPEN RANK – American Studies (multiple positions) in New York, New York

Job Title: ADJUNCT FACULTY OPEN RANK – American Studies (multiple positions)

Job ID: 22909

Location: Guttman Community College

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Stella and Charles Guttman Community College at CUNY seeks adjunct faculty to teach first-year American Studies courses. These interdisciplinary and sequential courses are core to Guttman’s inquiry-based, first-year curriculum (“First-Year Experience” or “FYE”). Faculty teaching Ethnographies of Work courses collaborate as part of an instructional team that integrates teaching and learning with proactive and responsive student supports. Please visit our website to learn more about Guttman’s FYE:

This position will begin in the Spring I Session, (3/05/2022 to 6/15/2022), with prior participation in our online Winter Bridge program beginning on 2/21/2022. The successful candidate will bring expertise in issues of social justice and civic engagement, grounded in disciplines including, but not limited to American Studies, sociology, political science, psychology or other fields that reflect qualification for and interest in this position.

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to use effective pedagogical and technology-based strategies that enable the success of all students. Guttman Community College is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a culturally diverse student body of 1,000 students drawn from across New York City. The College strives to create and to maintain an inclusive learning environment. Please visit our website for the latest information on Guttman’s academic model, enrollment and student data to learn more about our growing institution:

Adjunct faculty perform teaching and guidance duties related to the course descriptions below.



Using the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to prompt the discussion about rights and equality in US society, this interdisciplinary course introduces social justice theory and practices. Students examine and conduct research on significant social justice issues in the United States today through an integration of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The course focuses on systems of discrimination and oppression, methods and communities of resistance, and transformative visions of democracy and freedom, with emphasis on how current conditions impact students’ lives and local communities. Through project- and inquiry-based learning, students will practice implementing qualitative and quantitative methods to explore course material.


This course will explore global social movements and multiple approaches toward social change using a comparative approach. Students will conduct interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Students will identify and analyze various methods of civic engagement, advocacy, and activism, focusing on individuals who act, organizations that mobilize action, and contexts that prompt collective action leading to significant social change on the local and global scale. The course highlights the roles of students themselves as civic actors and agents of change, within their educational setting, the communities to which they belong, and the world at large. Through project- and inquiry-based learning, students will practice implementing quantitative and qualitative research methods into action plans that address injustice and conflict.


For Adjunct Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required is the ability to teach successfully.

For Adjunct Lecturer:

Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.


For Adjunct Lecturer: Master’s degree.

For Adjunct Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor: Experience teaching in a community college. Demonstrated ability in most of the following:

  • Teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and educational backgrounds

  • Active, student-centered pedagogy and significant student mentoring experience

  • Use of current technology as it supports teaching and learning

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment


Adjunct Lecturer: $77.49 - $96.47/hr

Adjunct Assistant Professor: $87.89 - $104.32/hr

Adjunct Associate Professor: $94.76 - $116.12/hr

Adjunct Professor: $105.11 - $127.93/hr

Commensurate with qualifications 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.


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Applicants should provide a resume/CV, cover letter, the names and contact information of three professional references.


This position is open until filled with review of applications beginning November 2, 2021


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