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CUNY Richard Lachmann Assistant Professor of Sociology in Queens, New York

Richard Lachmann Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Queens College

Full/Part Time





Queens College’s Department of Sociology is pleased to announce its search for the Richard Lachmann Assistant Professor of Sociology. We are seeking candidates who, like Lachmann, can conduct relevant research at the intersection of comparative-historical research, political economy and research methodology. We seek candidates who can develop curricula and teach in these areas. This is an endowed tenure-track professorship in one of New York City’s most research-active, award-winning sociology departments.

Queens College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY), the public university system of New York City. We are a comprehensive college with 20,000 students, and our primary service region of Queens and Nassau counties serves about 3.5 million people (roughly the size of metropolitan Seattle or Minneapolis). As the public university of one of America’s great immigration gateways, our institution has the pleasure of teaching large numbers of immigrant and first-generation students, and our school ranks as a national leader in student outcomes in terms of upward socio-economic mobility. Our success as researchers and teachers helps ensure that quality expertise and educational opportunities are available to millions of regular New Yorkers.

We are a research-active department that places a premium on high-quality empirical scholarship with real-world applications. Our department’s current strengths include quantitative methodology, demography, education, immigration, culture, computing, media/social media, and China. We house an excellent graduate program in data analytics and applied social research, and many faculty retain an affiliation with the CUNY Graduate Center’s nationally-ranked sociology doctoral program. Our faculty is well-represented in major top journals, publishing houses, editorships, positions of disciplinary association leadership, and disciplinary awards. We work to advance the field in both scholarly theory and real-world applications, and we support a public sociology that emphasizes broad dissemination of findings in highly regarded academic outlets as well as to lay audiences and popular media. Our location in New York City offers an unmatched range of opportunities to connect and collaborate with other scholars and decision-makers, particularly for those with research interests that span international borders.

An ideal candidate will have a demonstrable interest and track record in producing innovative and meaningful research and academic program development, preferably engaging the above-mentioned subfields. We would hope that, at Queens College, their scholarly publications and other academic work would generate new and useful sociological insights or sociology-derived practices that make a meaningful impact on some important sphere of society. Beyond the production of innovative and meaningful publications, courses, and other scholarly content, our ideal candidate would have an interest and aptitude for curricular development, program administration, and departmental management


A Ph.D. in sociology or a related field is required. Our ideal candidate will have a history and/or show the promise of innovative, rigorous, and meaningful contributions to both sociology and applied endeavors at or near the intersection of comparative-historical research, the study of politics and/or the economy, and research methodology. A demonstrable ability to teach effectively is valued, particularly across multiple modes (large introductory lectures, smaller advanced seminars, online courses, and/or graduate-level seminars). A history of curricular development, departmental service, and/or disciplinary service is valued. A strong candidate would also demonstrate an interest in and ability to administer academic programs and other departmental initiatives, as well as a capacity to collaborate as a productive presence in faculty leadership.


Salary range : $86,645-$93,134. In addition, the endowed chair comes with significant resources for research support and summer salary.

CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, 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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