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CUNY Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Ph.D. Program in Sociology in New York, New York

Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Ph.D. Program in Sociology

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Graduate Center

Full/Part Time





Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


The CUNY Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program in Sociology invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2023. The area of specialization is open, although preference may be given to candidates with a research focus on race, ethnicity, immigration, and/or social policy. We seek a scholar with a strong record of research, funding, teaching, advising, and mentoring students. While we aim to welcome a new faculty member at the associate level, candidates who are currently advanced assistant professors will also be considered.

The CUNY Graduate Center, a leader in public graduate education, is committed to graduate education for the public good. The research and teaching of our faculty and students center on making meaningful contributions beyond the walls of academia. Our location in the heart of New York City provides faculty and students with countless opportunities to participate in one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse communities.

The Graduate Center is renowned for our faculty—recipients of the Nobel Prize, Guggenheims, Pulitzers, and other accolades. They are groundbreaking scholars, leading researchers in their fields, and bestselling authors. A unique consortium, we are home to a core group of faculty of approximately 140 teachers and mentors, virtually all tenured scholars. The GC also draws on the expertise of other faculty members from across the CUNY colleges, as well as from cultural, academic, and scientific institutions throughout New York City and beyond.

The Ph.D. Program in Sociology is a central hub for intellectual exchange and doctoral training in the heart of New York City. We have a small cohort of central-line faculty members with full-time appointments in the program and a larger group of consortial faculty members with primary appointments at other CUNY colleges. This large faculty lends itself to a vibrant and diverse academic environment with experts across a range of sociological specializations. The program has long-standing strengths in race, ethnicity and immigration, urban and labor studies, gender and sexuality, social stratification and inequality, and social theory.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. 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. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.


For Assistant or Associate Professor:

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 preffered candidate will have demonstrated commitment to teaching, advising, mentoring, and research. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service, can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our Ph.D. program.


$99,532-$117,805, the maximum salary for an Assistant Professor is $99,532 and the maximum salary for an Associate Professor is $117,805. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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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Our Ph.D. Program values diversity and we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. Please submit all documents in PDF format.

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. Cover letter and the following statements and materials in one combined PDF file.

a. Research statement

b. Teaching and advising statement describing teaching philosophy and practices.

c. Diversity and inclusion statement describing past, current, and anticipated contributions.

d. Contact information for three professional references. Letters are not required initially.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 7, 2022


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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.