Distinguished Lecturer/ Director - Brookdale Center on Aging

New York, NY
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College, an internationally recognized academic gerontology center founded in 1975, invites applications for the position of Distinguished Lecturer/Director. The Distinguished Lecturer/ Director will build on the Center's strengths and strategically shape the Center's future growth in the areas of gerontological research, program development, and program evaluation. From the Center's location in East Harlem, staff are engaged in developing, implementing and evaluating cutting-edge programs and practices and disseminating those that work ; such as daily money management services that protect elderly and disabled adults from financial exploitation and may enable them to remain at home instead of being placed in residential care facilities, and programs that neighborhood senior centers can offer to help people manage chronic health problems and improve their quality of life. With $1.96 million in grant money and over 40 staff, the Center now provides workforce development and education in gerontology through courses, workshops, and conferences. The Center advocates for older adults through its Samuel Sadin Institute on Law and Rights of Older Adults, Article 81 Caregiver Training, and the Reingold Elder Abuse Prevention Project. The Center also pioneered the development of an innovative community-based adult day service program for Alzheimer's patients and respite services for their caregivers.

Reporting to the Provost, the Distinguished Lecturer/Director will perform teaching duties and broaden the Center's capacity to identify and develop innovative research and pilot program initiatives to be undertaken in conjunction with Hunter College faculty and/or community-based organizations, foundations, and government agencies. The Distinguished Lecturer/Director will foster a research climate at the Center to help enable staff to develop research proposals. The Distinguished Lecturer/Director will collaborate with Hunter's Schools of Nursing and the Health Professions, the Silberman School of Social Work, the Roosevelt House, and the School of Arts and Sciences to expand opportunities for gerontology education at Hunter College. S/he will steer the development of the Center's role as a resource to researchers and service providers about trends and innovations in gerontology. As fund-raising is a key aspect of the Distinguished Lecturer/Director's job, she/he will work closely with the Center's Board of Overseers, private foundations, individual donors, and government agencies. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.


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. The Center seeks an energetic, creative, and dedicated leader who can strengthen the Center's capacity to conduct research and program development. The preferred candidate should have the ability to foster working partnerships with Hunter College faculty, community-based organizations, and foundations to plan and implement pilot programs. The Distinguished Lecturer/Director should have professionally recognized expertise in the field of aging, with a record of increasing responsibility in research development, program planning, administration, and staff management. S/he should have demonstrated success in securing public and private funds for research and program development. An earned doctorate or professional degree is highly preferred. A person with an academic record sufficient to warrant tenure-track appointment will be considered for an underlying professorial appointment.


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.


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 21, 2017.


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Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer/ Director - Brookdale Center on Aging

Job ID: 16315

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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