Assistant or Associate Professor - (School of Professional Studies)
- Job Class: Faculty
- Job ID Number: 6915
- Department: Urban Studies
- Location: SPS: School of Professional Studies
- Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Faculty Vacancy Announcement
In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers. Since then, SPS has developed into a well-established school serving New York City's dynamic marketplace through the provision of timely, innovative, and academically rigorous programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs. Home to CUNY's first fully online undergraduate degrees and groundbreaking master's degree programs, SPS has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY's mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, and new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies. It has launched a dozen degrees - six bachelor's and six master's degrees - since 2006, and there are more currently in development. Enrollments have grown to over 2000 students in the credit-bearing programs, and the School has seen more growth in its non-credit offerings, with a portfolio of grant-funded programs currently accounting for more than $6 million. In addition, the School now maintains an active Alumni Association, has established the SPS Foundation, and will soon occupy its own dedicated space.
The Joseph A. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies offers higher education programs for working adults and union members, and serves as a resource center to labor, academic, and community leaders seeking a deeper understanding of labor and urban issues. It is located in midtown Manhattan, with office, classroom, and library facilities.
SPS, through the Murphy Institute, offers a 30-credit Master of Arts in Urban Studies, designed for students pursuing both scholarly and professional interests in the political, economic, and social dynamics of modern urban life. It offers a particular emphasis on urban problems, public policy, community organization, the urban workforce, the administration of public agencies, and the delivery of public services. SPS and the Murphy Institute are developing a B.A. in Urban and Community Studies.
SPS currently seeks candidates for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Studies. Responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, student advisement, program leadership, and School service.
Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in geography, sociology, political science, anthropology, American studies, urban planning or other relevant discipline, with scholarship related to urban studies, including urban politics, urban public policy, community studies, and urban planning. Also research interest in the urban working class experience and experience working with community, labor and other civic organizations.
Commensurate with experience.
How To Apply
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