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CUNY Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Enviromental Studies (Natural Sciences) in New York, New York

Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Enviromental Studies (Natural Sciences)

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Baruch College

Full/Part Time





The Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) in Environmental Studies with a starting date in August 2023. We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated passion for teaching students and experience developing and/or employing effective, innovative techniques in the classroom.

The successful candidate willhave a 24-unit teaching load, at least 18 of whichwill be as an instructor of a Pathways (non-major) course, such as ENV 1003L Fundamentals of Ecology and ENV 1004 Fundamentals of Ecology research. The position may also teach upper-level courses in their area of expertise and contribute to administrative work (e.g., student advising, course development). Research experience in any area of ecology from genomics through ecosystem science is required. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary scholars whose work interfaces with global climate change and/or environmental justice. Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to restoration ecology, urban forestry, biogeochemical cycling, wetland ecology, and urban biodiversity.

The successful candidate will be part of a CUNY-wide cohort of faculty lecturers focused on achieving excellence in innovative and student-centered teaching. The candidate will participate in Baruch’s “Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop” and CUNY’s “Innovative Teaching Academy.” This position is eligible for a Certificate of Continuing Employment after 5 consecutive years of employment.

The Department of Natural Sciences offers general education courses for non-majors as well as a Biological Sciences Major (about 150 undergraduates) and minors in Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Interdisciplinary Environmental Sustainability, and Physics. Baruch College is in the vibrant Gramercy Park District of New York City. It is easily reached from the other boroughs of the City and New Jersey by car and public transportation. Its buildings include the 1929 Field Building and the modern Newman Vertical Campus completed in 2001. The College is nationally recognized for Academic Excellence, Access and Value, and Social Mobility for Students. For more information about the College, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department, visit the Baruch website:

Baruch College is strongly committed to a diverse work environment. Our student body is one of the most diverse in the nation, bringing an unparalleled breadth of cultural experience to the campus that enriches teaching, scholarship, and student life. A vibrant and pluralistic community is fundamental to the exchange of ideas and production of knowledge. Ensuring such plurality and diversity in the faculty is fostered by active efforts in recruitment and retention and in the sustaining of a climate of openness and participation throughout the life of the College.


All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.

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


Lecturer characteristics and expectations:

  • PhD degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology, or a related discipline.

  • Expert teacher, or demonstrated ability to become one, of Environmental Science, as established by factors including, but not limited to, teaching experience, clear use of effective techniques in the classroom, curriculum development (including supplemental instruction), history of professional development, and contributions to educational efforts in the field

  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching in at least two of the three modalities of in-person, hybrid, and online.


$72,922 - $86,698; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.


STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now"

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates shouldinclude a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three to five professional references,a narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university,and a statement of philosophy of inclusive education and teaching.

STEP TWO - Go to

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


January 6, 2023 (REVISED). Review of applications will begin on October 20, 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.