Distinguished Lecturer - Interdisciplinary/Social Sciences Humanities

Position Title: Distinguished Lecturer - Interdisciplinary/Social Sciences Humanities – Macaulay Honors College (Four Vacancies)

Job ID: 22328

Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: May 8, 2021


Faculty Vacancy Announcement

Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise.  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.

In collaboration with eight of CUNY’s senior campuses, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) provides the most promising undergraduate students with an elite academic program of interdisciplinary seminars, personalized advisement, and experiential learning supported by dedicated funding for study abroad, internships, and research. With approximately 2,100 students distributed on campuses across the five boroughs of New York City, Macaulay’s student body embraces the diversity of New York and represents the best and brightest of our next generation of leaders.

Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York is seeking four Distinguished Lecturers. Beginning in Fall 2021, the successful candidates will teach core Macaulay seminars on Arts in New York City, The People of New York City, and/or The Future of New York City, and develop specialty courses for upper-level students. They may also develop courses for the Justice and Equity Honors Network (JEHN), a collaboration between Macaulay Honors College and Barrett Honors College (Arizona State University). These faculty may also teach courses in their home or related disciplines on the branch campuses of Macaulay Honors College.  The Distinguished Lecturer line is renewable annually, for a maximum of seven years; we expect these to be three-year commitments.

The incumbents will also take leadership roles in faculty development, student mentorship, and scholarly event planning. Macaulay values student-centered pedagogy, critical examination and use of educational technologies, and experiential and project-based learning; the successful candidates will bring these elements to their courses. This position reports to the Chief Academic Officer.



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.

A preferred candidate should have:
- Ph.D. (or the equivalent terminal degree or extensive record of creative or scholarly achievement and recognition) in the humanities, social sciences, or a closely related field.
- Experience with honors students and demonstrated commitment to implementing instructional technologies in student-centered ways.
- A focus on interdisciplinary research and teaching, Black/ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, or related disciplines is preferred.
- Demonstrated record of teaching excellence and academic program advancement (i.e. curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaborations, conference planning, and program outreach).
- A record of strong and successful teaching experience in the undergraduate classroom, preferably at a public college or university.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.


How to Apply:

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The following are all required:
- Cover letter
- CV/Resume
- Teaching philosophy
- Sample course syllabus
- Contact details for three (3) professional references

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Additional documentation may be requested during the application process, such as recommendation letters from advisors and/or peers; writing samples; and/or examples of teaching excellence.


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