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

New York, NY
Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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

Hunter College is the only campus in CUNY that has an Asian American Studies Program. We have an engaged and active student body, and we have extraordinary academic programming, scholarship, and community outreach relating to Asian American culture, history, health, and public policy. For example, our faculty and students produce award-winning Asian American literature and films. We have internationally recognized scholars of immigration and human rights. Cutting-edge research in Nutrition compares dietary health outcomes between Asian American children raised in Shanghai and New York, and among our faculty are world leaders in bilingual and multilingual language acquisition and communication disorders.

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

  • Working with appropriate department chairs, coordinate and administer the academic functions, including teaching courses, scheduling classes, and identifying qualified faculty;
  • Developing a rich and varied curriculum that reflects the full intellectual spectrum of Asian American Studies, including new scholarship;
  • Initiating relationships with Asian American organizations, museums, and cultural institutions in New York City with the goal of developing internship opportunities for students and positioning graduates of the program to be successful in the academic and professional worlds;
  • Developing and coordinating a wide range of co-curricular activities to capitalize on the multiple Asian American cultural and intellectual venues in the New York metropolitan area;
  • Collaborating with other directors of centers at the College to develop public programs and promote cross-campus initiatives;
  • In coordination with the other offices, contributing to grant-writing, fundraising, and institutional advancement.

Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners who hold a full-time, non-tenure track teaching position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.


The successful candidate will have a strong academic record, including appropriate advanced degree, and relevant experience in program development.

Required: 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: 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).


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.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin January 19, 2017.


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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.

Location: Hunter College

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

Job ID: 16132

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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