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CUNY Distinguished Lecturer - Roosevelt House Public Policy Program in New York, New York

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer - Roosevelt House Public Policy Program

Job ID: 21381

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for the position of Distinguished Lecturer, Public Policy and Director of the Academic Public Policy Program. We seek a public policy expert, preferably with experience working in a college environment, to lead the program in Public Policy, situated at Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

Hunter College is the largest college of the City University of New York. It is comprised of five schools: Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work, and has nearly 600 full-time faculty members. Hunter enrolls over 23,000 students, and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Located near the main campus of Hunter College, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute is based in the recently renovated home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and is dedicated to fostering academic and public engagement in a wide range of domestic policy issues and international human rights. The Institute opened in 2010.

As part of its responsibilities, Roosevelt House administers two interdisciplinary programs for undergraduates in public policy and human rights. The Public Policy Program offers students the opportunity of fulfilling the requirements for either an 18-credit minor or a more advanced 27-credit certificate in Public Policy. There are over 116 students currently enrolled in the Public Policy Program.

The successful candidate will perform teaching duties and will be the Director of the Academic Public Policy Program. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

S/he works closely with the faculty committee and its chair in the planning and development of new courses, some of which s/he teaches as well. Included among the courses s/he will teach is the Public Policy Capstone course ( PuPol 400). S/he also serves as the adviser for Public Policy students, guiding them through the program and developing exciting extra-curricular activities for them outside the classroom (e.g., special trips to Washington, D.C., meetings with leading government officials and policy specialists in New York) and encouraging them to take advantage of internship opportunities. The Distinguished Lecturer is responsible for running existing internship and civic engagement programs and developing new ones. Finally, the Distinguished Lecturer works closely with the Director and Managers of Roosevelt House in developing policy-themed academic conferences and public programs and to publicizing them at Hunter College and in the wider community. The Distinguished Lecturer will also convene subject matter experts to discuss and consider important public policy initiatives. The Distinguished Lecturer will also take the lead in working with faculty associates, offering support for research initiatives and centers based at Roosevelt House. The Distinguished Lecturer will be called upon to provide planning, research and support extending across the calendar year.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.


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. Demonstrated leadership, teaching, and practical experience in public policy preferred. Record of publications and active scholarly agenda desired. M.A, Ph.D., J.D. or equivalent is preferred.


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.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. 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)).



The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on December 20, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the positions remain open after initial round.


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