Distinguished Lecturer - Jewish Studies Program and Center Director (Provost Office)

New York, NY
Jan 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Hunter College seeks a dynamic leader and accomplished scholar to serve as the inaugural director of its Jewish Studies Center and academic head of its Jewish Studies Program. Hunter College currently has extensive course offerings and organized programs of study in Jewish Studies and related fields. The new Center will facilitate the expansion of these offerings, encourage interdisciplinary initiatives, cultivate study abroad opportunities, and develop academic and public programming.

The Director of the Center will have responsibilities for teaching, academic and program development, advising, outreach, student recruitment and retention, student engagement, public programming, and institutional development. General duties include:

  • Developing a rich and varied Interdisciplinary curriculum that reflects the full intellectual spectrum of Jewish Studies, including new scholarship;
  • Working with appropriate department chairs, coordinate and administer the academic functions of the Jewish Studies Program, including scheduling classes, identifying qualified faculty, advising students, and teaching courses;
  • Identifying study abroad opportunities and recruit student participation;
  • Actively recruiting students to attend Hunter College and pursue Jewish Studies;
  • Building upon existing and initiate new relationships with Jewish archives, museums, and cultural institutions in New York City with the goal of expanding internship opportunities for students and positioning graduates of the program to be successful in the Jewish academic and professional worlds;
  • Developing and coordinating a wide range of co-curricular activities to capitalize on the multiple Jewish cultural and intellectual venues in the New York metropolitan area; and
  • Collaborating with other directors of centers at the College to develop public programs and promote cross-campus initiatives.


The successful candidate will have a strong academic record (open field), including advanced degree, and demonstrated interest and relevant experience in program development.

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.

Preferred: A Ph.D. or other relevant advanced degree with significant related professional experience


Appointment will be as a Distinguished Lecturer, an annual appointment, with a salary commensurate with experience (salary range: $44,190-$124,104).*

*Salary subject to Contract Implementation


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin December 22, 2016.


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Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer - Jewish Studies Program and Center Director (Provost Office)

Job ID: 15928

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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