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CUNY Associate or Full Professor - Ph.D. and M.A. Programs in Political Science in New York, New York

Job Title: Associate or Full Professor - Ph.D. and M.A. Programs in Political Science

Job ID: 18841

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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 Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Ph.D. and M.A. Program in Political Science at the GC seeks an Associate or Full Professor in American Politics, broadly defined. There may be a possibility to obtain a Distinguished Professor designation for this position. The Political Science Program provides a collegial and inclusive environment to a diverse group of students and faculty. This is a tenure track position reporting to the Executive Officer of the Program.

The successful candidate will have an active research agenda, a commitment to graduate teaching, and a genuine interest in serving the GC community. S/he will advise Master’s and Ph.D. students, and have regular administrative responsibilities within the Program and University.

The position will begin in Fall 2019.


For Assistant, Associate, or Full 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.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science.

  • Extensive research experience in American Politics, as demonstrated by publications in books and peer-reviewed journals.

  • Ability to teach graduate courses and supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

  • Ability to work in collaboration with the GC and CUNY to create fellowship opportunities and employment pipelines for graduate students.


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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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on October 1, 2018.


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