CUNY Associate or Full Professor - Ph.D. Program in Urban Education & Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures in New York, New York


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. Program in Urban Education and the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures (LAILaC) at the GC are jointly seeking an Associate or Full Professor who is a scholar in language, literacy, and culture, and specializes in the politics of language and education. Both programs place a high value on social justice-oriented and public facing scholarship.

The programs seek a faculty member who has conducted research on: U.S. Latinx and immigrant communities and their education; a critical sociological/anthropological perspective on the politics of language, particularly on Spanish in the U.S.; and bilingualism and education.

This position will report to the Executive Officer in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education with a dotted line to a Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures. This position is expected to begin in Fall 2019.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Teach graduate level courses.

  • Mentor graduate students and supervising doctoral dissertations.

  • Organize and participate in GC events that bring together CUNY and outside scholars.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


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:

  • Doctorate degree in Education, Hispanic Sociolinguistics, or a related discipline.

  • Experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach graduate courses, supervise Ph.D. dissertations and provide doctoral level professional development.

  • A distinguished publication record and extensive research experience in the field as demonstrated by the publication of books, peer-reviewed articles, and community-based scholarship.

  • A comprehensive agenda for future research.

  • Demonstrated record of public engagement with communities, schools, professional organizations, etc.

  • Diverse methodological expertise including ethnography and other qualitative approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to sustaining and extending the internationally acclaimed work on the politics of Spanish and language education already established at The Graduate Center and the work in public schools and universities throughout the country.


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 December 3, 2018


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Job Title: Associate or Full Professor - Ph.D. Program in Urban Education & Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures

Job ID: 19562

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular