Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Information Technology

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Dec 30, 2013
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9035

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, at CUNY, seeks an accomplished educator to serve on the faculty and support the culture of teaching and learning across the institution. The successful candidate will share the College's vision to serve a linguistically and culturally diverse student body, and will be committed to preparing urban community college students - who typically enter underprepared for college-level work - for academic success and completion. The candidate will have broad knowledge in, and the expertise needed to teach students the fundamentals of Information Technology (IT). S/he will be adept at providing learning opportunities that cultivate logical and analytical thinking that students may apply across the disciplines. S/he will employ hands-on teaching methods to engage students with course content relevant to real businesses so that they may enter the job market with the skills to meet the computer technology needs of various organizations. S/he also must be comfortable crossing disciplinary boundaries, as s/he will be expected to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses. This tenured or tenure-track appointment will begin in fall 2014.

Located in midtown Manhattan, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention, and graduation, by rethinking community college education. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve these goals. The centerpiece of Guttman's educational model is an integrated first-year curriculum that builds the academic, linguistic, and affective skills necessary for success in college and career. Additional features of the model include using New York City as a context for learning in and out of the classroom, the integration of academic and student support services, and the use of electronic portfolios. The College currently offers six majors:  Business Administration, Information Technology, Health Information Technology, Human Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Urban Studies, and will offer additional programs in the future. Guttman admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012. At full capacity, GCC will enroll 3,000 to 5,000 students.

The general responsibilities of Guttman faculty include teaching courses in the first-year core; supporting the work of instructional teams in the first-year experience and in linked courses in the majors; advising students; participating in committees and other governance structures; producing scholarship in the discipline and/or in teaching and learning; and working collaboratively with faculty and staff to achieve the goals of the College.

More specifically, the faculty member in IT will:
- Teach as a member of an instructional team in the College's first-year core.
- Teach courses in the Information Technology major including, for example, courses in programming, networking, databases, and web-based systems.
- Teach in other majors, as appropriate (e.g., in Health Information Technology).
- Participate in developing and refining curricula and learning objectives in ongoing course and program assessment activities for the first-year experience and programs of study.
- Work with the Office of Partnerships to establish relationships with organizations that can contribute to the College's mission and educational model.
- Contribute to the College's capacity to use a range of pedagogies and co-curricular activities to support students.
- Perform administrative, supervisory, and other functions as assigned.


- Doctoral Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline required
- A minimum of four years teaching experience
- Demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective instructional strategies and openness to adopting new practices
- Commitment to the assessment of student learning objectives and student success outcomes
- Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
- An understanding of urban community college students' assets and challenges

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who also have the following:
- Experience teaching in higher education, particularly in a urban setting
- Experience working with a linguistically and culturally diverse student body
- Work experience in an information technology field
- Demonstrated capacity to establish partnerships with the public and private sectors
- Experience with practices central to Guttman's educational model such as learning communities, inquiry-based learning, experiential education, service learning, electronic portfolios, and peer mentoring
- The ability to take full advantage of a technology-rich environment
- Demonstrated experience in program or curriculum development
- Experience working in the context of a new program, field of study, or organization and the flexibility needed to excel at an emerging institution

Before applying, candidates are encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website ( to learn more about the new institution.


Compensation commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic accomplishments.

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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Open until filled with review of applications to begin December 1, 2013.


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