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CUNY Assistant Professor - (Sociology department) Urban Sustainability in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - (Sociology department) Urban Sustainability

Job ID: 20811

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Brooklyn College seeks a Sociologist with specializations in environmental sociology, urban sustainability, and quantitative research methods. The position is housed in the Department of Sociology and will have a starting date in August 2020. All teaching will contribute to the Urban Sustainability Program, including 25% in Urban Sustainability (SUST) courses. Additional expertise in gender-related studies is preferred.

The successful candidate will teach substantive courses in sociology of the environment, environmental justice, globalization and sustainability, and basic statistics. A strong research agenda, evidence of commitments to diversity and inclusion, and an interest in collaborative cross-disciplinary work are required.

We seek candidates who are eager to teach diverse, first-generation undergraduate and graduate students in a dynamic, public, urban institution.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD in Sociology from an accredited institution is required at time of appointment to the tenure track track Assistant Professor-Urban Sustainability position.

  • Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels

  • Demonstrated commitments to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with online teaching or learning

  • Additional specialization in gender would be an asset but not required.

  • Prior experience teaching a student body similar to that at Brooklyn College


Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

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.


There are two steps to the application process.

STEP ONE – Submit Application by visiting

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

  • Letters of application should specify how your research and teaching interests can speak to, and make use of, Brooklyn’s rich social context.

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Statement of research and of teaching philosophy (combined statement is acceptable)

  • Writing samples (2-3) of the applicant’s scholarly writing

  • A teaching portfolio

STEP TWO - Go to

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.



November 1, 2019


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