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Assistant Professor - 20th Century U.S. History in Bronx, New York
CUNY Lehman College

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2019
Title Assistant Professor - 20th Century U.S. History in Bronx, New York
University CUNY Lehman College
Bronx, NY, United States
Department History
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin on October 1
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - Modern U.S.

The History Department at The City University of New York, Lehman College, seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment in 20th Century U.S. History, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start in the academic year commencing August 26, 2020. All specialties will be considered. An ability to develop courses in the history of New York City and State is a requirement. Duties will include teaching introductory, upper-level, and M.A. courses; advising and mentoring students; adding to a record of scholarly publications; and serving on departmental and college committees. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by the appointment date.

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 CUNY’s only senior 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. The teaching load is 18 hours per year and 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.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by the appointment date. 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 eduation and experience and subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule:
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.

Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates must upload to CUNYFirst a CV, cover letter, a description of their research accomplishments and goals, and a description of teaching philosophy, and should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to Robyn C. Spencer, the chair of the search committee, at

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until a candidate has been identified.

    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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  • Lehman College of the City University of New York
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