Distinguished Lecturer – Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer – Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Job ID: 3517

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers in their professions or fields of expertise. Distinguished Lecturer positions are full-time but non-tenure track positions with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

CONTRACT TITLE  Distinguished Lecturer

FLSA Exempt


The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños (Centro) is the only University-based research institute in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience. The successful candidate will have a Centro appointment with primary responsibility for research, administration and a reduced teaching load.


Bachelor’s degree and a record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to anticipated teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños seeks a Distinguished Lecturer with research expertise in any one of the wide range of disciplines within history, the social sciences or behavioral sciences, including those interdisciplinary in nature, to complement its current research capacity. Preference will be given to applicants with: – A PhD in the social sciences, planning, policy or related areas and a record of achievements in his/her field of expertise – Effective teaching, strong scholarship, and collegial involvement – Substantial knowledge in Puerto Rican studies – Interest in community based and policy research is highly desirable and welcome – A successful sponsored research track record, administrative experience, and complementarities to Centro’s mission and research agenda are highly desirable


Commensurate with qualifications and experience within the salary range for that title ($40,844-$97,694)


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAIL, FAX OR EMAIL. DO NOT APPLY ON LINE AT THIS JOB BOARD. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, a CV, a relevant writing sample of no more than 25 pages and a list of three references to:

José deJesús, Associate Director for Administration

Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños

Hunter College

695 Park Avenue New York , NY 10065


Fax: 212- 650-3673


The committee will begin reviewing applications October 26, 2010 and will remain open until filled.


The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

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