Instructor or Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College

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Job Title:  Instructor or Assistant Professor – Sociology (Department of Social Sciences)

Job ID:  15088

Location:  Queensborough CC

Regular/Temporary:  Regular


Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

As a community college in the CUNY system, our students primarily take general education and lower division courses for university transfer. Teaching load entails 9 courses (27 hours) total for the academic year; summer optional. Faculty on Assistant Professor tenure track receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. Teach introductory and elective courses in Sociology. Participate in Departmental and College activities including committees, course and program assessment, curriculum development and preparation of grants. Provide academic support and advisement for students. For faculty in Assistant Professor rank, continued scholarly activities are required for tenure and promotion. For faculty in Instructor title, documented progress towards completion of a Doctorate is required for continued appointment.

Some evening or weekend teaching may be required. Position to start in Spring 2017.

The Department of Social Sciences encompasses eight disciplines (Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) and has 32 full-time faculty.   The department offers an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice (a Dual/Joint A.S./B.A. Degree Program in conjunction with John Jay College of Criminal Justice), an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education (a Dual/Joint A.S./B.A. Degree Program in conjunction with Queens College) and several concentration programs within the Associate of Arts Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Program.   For more information see our website at


For Instructor, a Master’s degree in area(s) of expertise and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent.  For Assistant Professor, a doctorate in Sociology from a regionally accredited institution is required.

Prior teaching experience in an academic setting, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications include:

1) college level teaching experience in Sociology with strong preference for community college teaching experience;

2) record of scholarship and research interests in Sociology;

3) research interests in teaching/learning innovation;

4) experience with student-centered learning and high-impact pedagogy (for more information on high-impact pedagogy see the following website:;

5) experience with course and/or program assessment;

6) experience teaching diverse college student populations.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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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Candidates must provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


August 14, 2016.  Review of resumes to begin June 29, 2016.


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