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Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Political Science
LaGuardia Community College

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2022
Title Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Political Science
University LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City, NY, United States
Department Social Science Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Social Sciences - Political Science

Job Title: Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Political Science

Job ID: 23895

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY. In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs. Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts. Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States. More than half are first-generation college students.  Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond. Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25. Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid. Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families. LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond – in a 2017 Stanford University study.  For more information about LaGuardia Community College please visit

 The Social Science Department at LaGuardia Community College is seeking highly motivated and innovative candidates to fill one full-time position in Political Science at the Lecturer with Doctorate level. Although lectureships are not tenure-track positions, lecturers who complete five years of service may apply for a Certificate of Continuous Employment, which provides job protection comparable to tenure.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching a range of political science courses such as U.S. Power and Politics, Global Politics, Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean, and other courses according to interest and need. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load, eight courses per academic year. The successful candidate will participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives and demonstrate cooperation with others for the good of the institution; provide academic advisement and student guidance; contribute to curriculum and program development; and participate in appropriate professional development.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to work with diverse populations.


Ph.D. degree in Political Science with teaching experience at the college level, required.


Ability to contribute to fostering inclusivity among culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student populations preferred.


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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April 17, 2022


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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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