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Distinguished Lecturer & Human Rights Program Director

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Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for the position of Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Human Rights Program. This position reports to the Provost at Hunter College. We seek a human rights expert, preferably with experience working in a college environment, to lead an interdisciplinary program in Human Rights, which is housed at Hunter College's Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy. In bringing together scholars, students, practitioners, policy makers, and the public together, Hunter College aspires to be a convening authority on human rights. The Director will participate in strategic planning to help achieve this vision, teach in the program, spearhead curriculum development and faculty and student engagement, and devise and execute programming that engages the community of experts and the public, and fuels the curriculum.

The largest college in CUNY, Hunter is a complex institution with 34 departments and six professional schools. Hunter enrolls over 23,000 students, and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. The Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy, opened in 2010, is located in the recently renovated home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and is dedicated to fostering academic and public engagement in a wide range of domestic policy issues and international human rights.

Hunter's Human Rights Program offers students opportunities to fulfill the requirements for both a 15-credit minor and a more advanced 24-credit certificate in Human Rights. The Human Rights Program Director teaches courses in the program, provides academic advising and guidance to students, and works closely with a faculty advisory committee in the planning and development of new courses. S/he also develops extra-curricular activities for students to encourage civic engagement outside the classroom (e.g., meetings with government officials and leaders of international organizations, such as the U.N., as well as leaders of non-governmental organizations), and helps students fulfill requirements for internships. The Distinguished Lecturer is responsible for running existing internship programs and developing new ones. Reporting to the Director of the Roosevelt House, the Distinguished Lecturer works closely with him/her and the programming curator in developing policy-themed academic conferences and public programs and publicizing them at Hunter College and in the wider community. Finally, the Distinguished Lecturer takes the lead in working with faculty associates, offering support for research initiatives and other centers based at Roosevelt House.

The Distinguished Lecturer will be called upon to provide planning, research, and support extending across the calendar year.

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 Qualifications include an advanced degree (Ph.D. or law degree preferred), teaching experience and field or academic work experience addressing human rights issues.


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.


Review of applications will start on October 19, 2017 and continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer & Human Rights Program Director (Roosevelt House)
Job ID: 17554
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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.





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Posted: 2/3/2018
Application Due: 3/12/2018
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