Helen Zia Distinguished Lecturer in Asian American Studies and Deputy Director of the Asian American Studies Center, Hunter College

The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on October 20, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.

Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for the position of Distinguished Lecturer, and Deputy Director of the Asian American Studies Program and its recently launched Center. We seek a candidate, preferably with experience working in a college environment, to serve in teaching, advising, administrative, institutional development and public outreach roles.

Hunter College enrolls over 23,000 students, and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Hunter has the largest undergraduate academic program in Asian American Studies within CUNY. Hunter College currently has extensive course offerings, a 12 credit minor,  and organized programs of study in Asian American Studies and related fields. Our recently launched Center develops academic and public programming and supports research, including applied scholarship. We have an engaged and active student body, and stellar faculty, and we have extraordinary academic programming, scholarship, and community outreach relating to Asian American culture, history, health, and public policy. Asian American Studies frequently partners with the Hunter College HCAP Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program to enhance academic and student support services for Asian American and Pacific Islander and other high-need students at Hunter College, including first-generation college goers, English Language Learners, and students from immigrant families.

Reporting to the Provost and working closely with the Director of Asian American Studies, the successful candidate will have responsibilities for teaching, academic administration and development, outreach, student recruitment and retention, student engagement, public programming, and institutional development. General duties include:

  • Coordinating and administering the academic functions in Asian American Studies, including teaching courses, scheduling classes, identifying qualified faculty, managing adjunct faculty, and working with faculty associates;
  • Developing a rich and varied curriculum that reflects the full intellectual spectrum of Asian American Studies, including new scholarship;
  • Initiating relationships with Asian American organizations, museums, and cultural institutions in New York City with the goal of developing internship opportunities for students and positioning graduates of the program to be successful in the academic, civic and professional worlds;
  • Developing and coordinating a wide range of co-curricular activities to capitalize on the multiple Asian American cultural and intellectual venues in the New York metropolitan area;
  • Developing and promoting public programs and cross-campus initiatives;
  • In coordination with other offices, contributing to grant-writing, fundraising, and institutional advancement.
  • Providing planning, administration and support extending across the calendar year.

Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners who hold a full-time, non-tenure track teaching position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

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