Job Vacancy


Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Geography & Environmental Science, Earth Science

Job ID: 26128

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Geography and Environmental Science ( ) at Hunter College of The City University of New York invites applications for a position at the rank of Doctoral Lecturer in earth science. This is a full-time appointment beginning August 2023 with a renewable contract and eligibility for a Certificate of Continuous Service.

Located on the 68 th Street campus on the upper east side of Manhattan, the diverse faculty of the Geography and Environmental Science Department at Hunter works closely with students and each other in an open and collegial atmosphere. Responsibilities associated with this position fall within the purview of Hunter College’s teaching mission.

The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive teaching experience across the Earth Sciences and a commitment to student success. The Doctoral Lecturer will be expected to teach, design curricula, and oversee graduate teaching assistants and adjuncts in multiple core undergraduate environmental science courses. These efforts will target the fundamental Earth Science offerings within the department as well as survey courses for the broader Hunter College community that include introductory classes in geology, oceanography, and environmental science. Applicants with teaching and research interests in the merging fields of urban climate, urban ecology and environmental data science are encouraged to apply. The Doctoral Lecturer will be expected to keep abreast of the latest advancements in geosciences and offer course instruction informed by cutting-edge research.

Responsibilities: Faculty duties include teaching an equivalent of up to eight courses at the undergraduate level per academic year, conducted in traditional, blended and online teaching modalities. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Department Chairperson, such as:

  • Participating in departmental committees

  • Advising and mentoring students

  • Coordinating and liaising with student tutoring services

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. The Department of Geography and Environmental Science prioritizes mentoring of students through capstone experiences and independent research initiatives. The Doctoral Lecturer will be encouraged by the department to support student engagement beyond the traditional classroom setting and recruit under-represented populations to the earth sciences.


Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule): Perspective applicants must have a PhD in one of the fundamental earth and planetary science disciplines (Geology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science or Physical Geography) and be able to demonstrate a record of exemplary teaching, experience developing curricula and successful mentoring of students. Candidates must be proficient with in-person and virtual instruction formats and will be required to teach a representative class as part of the interview process.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. ($56,821 - $98,309)

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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26128

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

  • Statement of pedagogy and a brief description of two innovative courses that would complement departmental offerings

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness: evaluated through peer observations and student scores for courses

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.

All additional inquiries may be directed to Frank Buonaiuto ( ) or Mimoza Frankfurt ( ).


The search will remain open until the position is filled.Applicants seeking full consideration should apply and ensure that reference letters are submitted no later than February 24, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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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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