Distinguished Lecturer - Roosevelt House Human Rights Program
CUNY - New York, NY

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Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for the position of Distinguished Lecturer, Human Rights and Director of the Academic Human Rights Program. We seek a human rights expert, preferably with experience working in a college environment, to participate in a new interdisciplinary program in Human Rights, situated at Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

Hunter College is the largest college of the City University of New York. It is comprised of five schools: Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work, and has nearly 600 full-time faculty members. Hunter enrolls over 20,000 students, and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute is located in the recently renovated home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and is dedicated to fostering academic and public engagement in a wide range of domestic policy issues and international human rights. The Institute opened in 2010.

As part of its responsibilities, Roosevelt House administers two interdisciplinary programs for undergraduates in public policy and human rights. The Human Rights Program offers students the opportunity of fulfilling the requirements for either an 18-credit minor or a more advanced 27-credit certificate in Human Rights. The Distinguished Lecturer, Human Rights is the Director of the Academic Human Rights Program. S/he works closely with the faculty advisory committee in the planning and development of new courses, and regularly teaches as well. S/he also serves as the adviser for Human Rights students, guiding them through the program and developing extra-curricular activities to encourage civic engagement outside the classroom (e.g., meetings with government officials and leaders of international organizations like the U.N. as well as leaders of non-governmental organizations) and encouraging them to take advantage of internship opportunities. The Distinguished Lecturer is responsible for running existing internship programs and developing new ones. Finally, the Distinguished Lecturer works closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the Institute in developing policy-themed academic conferences and public programs and publicizing them at Hunter College and in the wider community. The Distinguished Lecturer will also take the lead in working with faculty associates, offering support for research initiatives and centers based at Roosevelt House.

The Distinguished Lecturer will be called upon to provide planning, research and support extending across the calendar year.


Bachelor's degree and a record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


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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The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 4, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


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