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CUNY Assistant Professor - Secondary Social Studies Education in Queens, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Secondary Social Studies Education

Job ID: 21558

Location: Queens College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Queens College is Secondary Education and Youth Services is searching for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Secondary Social Studies Education. The successful candidate performs teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, research and guidance duties in secondary social studies education and related fields.

The successful candidate helps direct the secondary social studies program, which includes advising students, reviewing admissions applications, recruiting and working with student teacher supervisors, working to place student teachers, direct supervision of student teachers, developing new courses, revising the program, earning program accreditation, and working with city and state education departments. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Candidates with a research or teaching interest in social studies education that emphasizes civic education, multicultural/culturally responsive education, and an interest in environmental/social justice education will find Queens College a particularly strong fit for their interests.

The social studies program at Queens College has a history of collaboration with the Performance Based Assessment Consortium of public schools in New York City that maintain an exemption from the NYS Regents Examinations in US and Global History and Geography, including schools in Manhattan and the South Bronx, as well as collaborations with local public schools in Queens. The Taft Institute for Government is a closely affiliated organization that sponsors teacher professional development and election simulations. The secondary social studies program works closely with our colleagues in the Department of Secondary Education in fields such as Foundations, Educational Psychology, mathematics, science, English, World Languages, Art and Literacy. The teaching load is 3 courses a semester (9 credits a semester, 18 credits a year). Supervising student teachers can constitute a portion of the teaching load. Courses typically meet in the evening. Untenured faculty receive 18 credits of course releases to be taken in the first five years of a seven year tenure process, with an additional 6 credits of release time available upon receiving tenure.


Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction or equivalent combination of a doctoral degree in a social studies field (for example, history, sociology, anthropology, political science) and a master’s degree in education.

Also required are experience teaching social studies at the secondary level, the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Additional recommended qualifications include familiarity with teaching diverse learners, experience with teacher education, or coaching or otherwise supporting classroom teachers. Teaching or research interests aligned with the department as described above are also helpful.


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 to begin January 17, 2020


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