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CUNY Distinguished Lecturer - Roosevelt House, Human Rights Program in New York, New York

Distinguished Lecturer - Roosevelt House, Human Rights Program

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Hunter College

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The Distinguished Lecturer (DL) will provide instruction at the undergraduate level for Human Rights 200, the introductory human rights course offered by the Human Rights Program. Working with the Human Rights Program Policy and Curriculum Committee and Human Rights Program Director, the DL will develop a cohesive core curriculum for the Program generally and for the introductory HR 200 course. The DL will also assist the Director in the recruitment of adjunct teaching staff for special topic courses for fall and spring semesters. In addition, the DL will assist the Director in developing and strengthening Human Rights Faculty engagement with the Program and with Roosevelt House, through outreach and various initiatives. The DL will help with other aspects of the Human Rights Program as needed, particularly related to curricular and academic matters, as well as the development of clinical opportunities to enable students to enhance their academic study with practical experience.


All Distinguished Lecturer positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and a record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree, Law degree or Doctorate degree plus eight years related experience expected; Prior teaching experience; academic Program development; a record of academic as well as practical experience in human rights education and the human rights movement; and strong sense of teamwork and enthusiasm desired.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience ($75,000 - $100,000).

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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26560

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required

material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on April 24, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position remains open after initial round.


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