Adjunct Lecturer or Adjunct Assistant Professor - Modern Language

Bronx, NY
Mar 27, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Bronx Community College is seeking qualified applicants for part-time teaching assignments. The teaching needs in the Modern Language Department include courses in the following languages: Arabic, American Sign Language (ASL), French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. These positions are filled on an as need basis and are on-going recruitments. Assignments may include day, evening, and weekend courses and may be in-person, online or blended courses.

We seek to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. The Modern Language Department seeks excellent instructors who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success in the target language. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged, including the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is valued.

Bronx Community College is among the nation's top ten colleges in minority enrollment. Our student body reflects the diversity of the Bronx; we serve approximately 11,000 students from 100 countries. We are a diverse faculty that values pedagogical inquiry and dedication to teaching. Located on a 45-acre tree-lined campus, Bronx Community College was recently designated a National Historic Landmark -- the very first community college to enjoy this honor. The campus was cited as a nationally significant example of Beaux-Arts and Modernist architecture in the United States, containing seminal works by Stanford White and Marcel Breuer.

The Modern Language Department currently offers a Liberal Arts Degree with a Spanish concentration. The program offers language courses from the introductory to the advanced levels as well as thematic advanced courses in Caribbean, French, Iberian, Italian, and Latin American literature and culture. The Department offers courses in five languages: Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, and we will offer Japanese for the first time this Fall. Recent initiatives e-Portfolio integration, learning communities, hybrid courses, Open Educational Resources (OER), and the introduction of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).


For Adjunct Lecturer:

Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully. Minimum of 1 year college teaching experience. Master's degree preferred.

For Adjunct Assistant Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required is the ability to teach successfully. Minimum of 2 years' college teaching experience.

For All:

  • Commitment to teaching excellence
  • Master's in the language being taught OR Bachelor's in the language being taught AND Master's in another language, linguistics, or related field from an accredited institution preferred
  • Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the needs of non-traditional students
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English


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.

For Adjunct Lecturer: $71.59 - $89.12

For Adjunct Assistant Professor: $81.20 - $96.38


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Select "Employment", then select "Search Job Postings" and find JOB ID #16548. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.

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Resumes will be reviewed until open positions are filled.


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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: Bronx Community College

Job Title: Adjunct Lecturer or Adjunct Assistant Professor - Modern Language

Job ID: 16548

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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