Guttman Community College — Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-track or Tenured), Social Sciences

JOB ID: 19651

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, City University of New York, seeks to fill a tenured/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Social Sciences. This appointment will begin in fall 2019. General responsibilities of all full-time Guttman faculty include teaching courses in the First-Year Experience as part of an instructional team, as well as teaching courses in the majors. An emphasis on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural learning is expected. For this position, the successful candidate will come from a social science field, including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Sociology, Labor Studies, Urban Studies, Industrial Relations, or other fields that reflect qualification for and interest in this position. Teaching responsibilities will specifically focus on Guttman’s innovative Ethnographies of Work first-year course:

As the newest community college in the CUNY system, Guttman’s mission emphasizes student success as manifest in learning and degree completion and a commitment to helping students reach professional and educational goals. Our students primarily take general education and lower division courses for university transfer. The instructional model combines high impact educational practices, including learning communities, peer mentoring, experiential learning, ePortfolio, and full-time first year attendance. Academic technology is particularly emphasized in the delivery and assessment of student learning and advising. Faculty collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment as part of a first year instructional team, and in a limited number of Programs of Study, rather than traditional academic departments. In addition to teaching and scholarship, appropriate service is an important component of expected faculty effort.

The College strives to create and to maintain an inclusive learning environment. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural competence in educational and workplace environments. Guttman Community College is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution with a culturally diverse student body drawn from across New York City. A majority of our students enroll directly out of high school. Faculty members must demonstrate the ability to use effective pedagogical approaches and technology-based strategies that support the success of all students and a variety of learning styles. Please visit our website for the latest information on Guttman’s enrollment and student data to learn more about our growing institution:

Faculty on tenure-track appointments receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. A record of scholarly production, whether in the faculty member’s disciplinary field or in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is required for tenure and promotion.

For Assistant or Associate Professor:

Ph.D. degree in a relevant social science field (awarded by start of fall, 2019-2020 academic year) and at least two years of successful teaching experience in a college setting (full-time or part-time) required. Due to the interdisciplinary organization of the college, the ability to collaborate well with others in academics, student services, and administration is expected. 

For Associate Professor:

Candidate must have a record of significant achievement in the discipline and demonstrated leadership to participate in interdisciplinary and college-wide activities, committees, and endeavors such as grant-writing, assessment, faculty development, and other projects to support student learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with pedagogical practices central to Guttman’s educational model and to fostering equity and inclusion, such as learning communities, undergraduate research, project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, experiential education, embedded remediation, civic engagement, electronic portfolios, universal design principles, and peer mentoring
  • Willingness to conduct research with students in and outside of classroom environments
  • Experience and familiarity with ethnographic and qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective student-centered instructional strategies and openness to adopting new practices
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment
  • A practice of reflective thinking about teaching in the social sciences

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 should provide (as one combined document) a CV/resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interests, and separate statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

This posting will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019.

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