Faculty Open Rank - Data Science (Sociology)


The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty open rank professorship beginning Fall 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Opportunities for affiliation at the CUNY Graduate Center (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Home) are also available for candidates who show a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment.

This position is open in terms of substantive area in sociology but requires a focus on data science (broadly defined, for example this might include working on "big data," network analysis, complex data sets, spatial analysis or computational sociology). The position could build on existing departmental strengths in the areas of education, healthcare and medicine, demography, and urban sociology, but could add or enhance other areas (such as sociology of culture, historical sociology, or environmental sociology).

The successful candidate will teach courses in their subfield within sociology and will broaden quantitative offerings in sociology including courses engaging data science students from other disciplines. They may also teach required sociology courses as needed by the department or courses specifically designed for data science students. They will also participate in interdisciplinary data science initiatives across the College, some pieces of which are housed in sociology and engage sociology students. Depending on background, interest, and rank this may include creating courses, curriculum development, participation on the data science advisory committee, and collaboration on funding proposals.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. Although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

Housed in the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the Lehman College Department of Sociology is highly research active and includes faculty engaged in the full range of sociological scholarship. It is one of the largest departments at Lehman in terms of funded research. Over the past five years the Sociology Department has averaged 191 graduates per year making it the largest liberal arts degree at Lehman College (and third largest of all degrees) and one of the largest departments in the country in terms of number of sociology majors.

The interdisciplinary data science initiative at Lehman College is a growing project involving the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science, Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences, Biology and Chemistry among others. An interdisciplinary minor in Data Science is expected to be in place for the Spring 2018 semester.


Ph.D. degree in sociology or a related academic field is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

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.


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Candidates must attach a curriculum vitae (including contact information for three professional references) and cover letter. An Interfolio link or a zipped file containing up to three writing samples, representative teaching materials and, for interfolio, letters of recommendation should be sent to sociology@lehman.cuny.edu. Applicants not using Interfolio should ask three references to send recommendations to the same address.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning September 1, 2017. All applications received by September 30 will be assured of inclusion in the first round of reviews (revised).


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Location: Lehman College

Job Title: Faculty Open Rank - Data Science (Sociology)

Job ID: 16968

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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