Distinguished Lecturer - The Theodore Kheel Visiting Fellow in Transportation Policy at Roosevelt H

New York, NY
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Hunter College is pleased to present a call for applications for the 2017-2018 Theodore Kheel Visiting Fellow in Transportation Policy at Hunter College, Roosevelt House. This new program honors Theodore W. Kheel, one of the 20th century's most brilliant attorneys, mediators, and engaged public citizens. The "Kheel Fellow" will bring expertise to Hunter College as a practitioner-in-residence. The Fellow's agenda will focus on urban transportation policy and the creation of a balanced transportation system in cities such as New York City, where Hunter is located, and on the best transportation practices of other urban areas in our globalized world.

Kheel Fellows are experienced practitioners with diverse viewpoints from the fields of transportation and environmental policy, who come from varied backgrounds, including academia, public policy research institutes, foundations, private industry, and public service in the local, state, national and legislative arenas.

The Kheel Fellow will have substantial and well-defined assignments depending on the Fellow's expertise and Hunter's needs, including teaching and student engagement, faculty collaboration, and public programming and research, as described below.


Kheel Fellows may also teach or co-teach undergraduate or graduate seminars, which they may develop independently, or teach in tandem with faculty from existing Hunter programs in the areas of Public Policy, Urban Affairs and Planning, Political Science, Economics, or Geography programs with a focus on urban transportation, including mass transit.

Kheel Fellows will be involved in a wide range of student engagement and support, including guiding senior capstone theses and independent study projects, hosting lunches with guest speakers, and providing mentoring and advisement on careers and internship opportunities in the transportation policy arenas. The Fellow may also involve Hunter's talented students in their own research projects.


As a key adviser and colleague to Public Policy faculty at Roosevelt House as well as to faculty at Hunter's School of Arts and Sciences, the Fellow will lead a Roosevelt House Faculty Seminar in the area of his or her expertise. The goal of Faculty Seminars is for each faculty participant to produce a publishable paper or grant proposal. The Kheel Fellow, as seminar leader, will play a critical role in this process by reading and commenting on papers, assigning discussants, and leading colloquia.


In the spirit of Theodore Kheel's deep commitment to studying and solving the inherent conflicts between development and the environment, the Kheel Fellows may use their time at Hunter to research and write, whether a book, papers and articles written for Roosevelt House publications or other journals, and/or a blog. Although the Kheel Fellow will set his or her own research agenda, potential topics could include the future of planning in the New York region given climate change and resiliency concerns; fostering sustainable transportation policies, including congestion pricing and other carbon offsets; and best practices from other urban metropolitan areas in the US or in other nations.


As part of their year at Hunter, the Kheel Fellow will plan and participate in lectures and panel discussions at Roosevelt House that highlight their research or that of guest speakers in the Fellow's area of policy focus. Given the central importance of environmental and transportation issues in our city and region, these events will be of great interest to our students, faculty and the public. The Fellow may play a key role in collaborating with colleagues on the realization of these policy forums, furthering the Kheel Fellow's national reach and reputation.


Minimum: Master's degree with significant professional experience required.

Preferred: Ph.D. or other advanced degree (e.g. law) with significant professional experience.


Fellows will be awarded a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be as a Distinguished Lecturer (salary range: $45,074 - $126,586). Additionally, Kheel Fellows receive an annual programming budget to support student engagement activities and public programming. Hunter will provide the Kheel Fellow with highly desirable office space at Roosevelt House, administrative support, and, depending on need and availability, one of the Roosevelt House apartments.


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. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin February 14, 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 - The Theodore Kheel Visiting Fellow in Transportation Policy at Roosevelt House (Provost's Office)

Job ID: 16200

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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