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Faculty Director - CUNY Institute for Health Equity in Bronx, New York
CUNY Lehman College

Date Posted Sep. 17, 2019
Title Faculty Director - CUNY Institute for Health Equity in Bronx, New York
University CUNY Lehman College
Bronx, NY, United States
Department The School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing
Application Deadline Review of CVs will begin 10/15/2019
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Health Services Management
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Administration & Policy

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 18 hours per year and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

The School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing and Lehman College invite applications for a faculty director of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity which is housed in the School. The Institute serves as a CUNY-wide locus of scholarly and applied work that contributes to the preparation of a cadre of faculty, students and community leaders that understand the social determinants of health and disease and encourage their collaboration to achieve health equity. The Institute addresses gaps in the health status of New York’s underserved populations. Building on the working relationship that CUNY campuses have with surrounding communities as well as the academic resources of each college, the Institute’s work is to identify and address the social determinants of health that contribute to the high rates of morbidity and mortality among these populations. One of the goals of the CIHE is to facilitate and strengthen multidisciplinary cooperation and health equity research within the CUNY community and beyond. More information is available at

We seek a leader who will develop a clear vision for the future and strength and expand the Institute’s work. The position is tenure-track and open rank beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship, a history of successfully obtaining external funding, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be a member of the most appropriate Lehman College Department for their scholarship; this includes the possibility of any department at the college. The directorship is based on time reassigned from teaching. For additional questions please contact

Candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in their home department; engage in research/scholarship and professional organization; advise students; and provide service to the department, college, university, and community, i.e. program coordination, committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:
Ph.D. or equivalent with experience in health equity research is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Active involvement in professional organizations and sincere commitment to students.

For Instructor:
Master’s degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. with a record of research and teaching and the skills and temperament to lead a cross-disciplinary, multi-campus institute. Interest in building a research agenda and collaboration with community partners in The Bronx and commitment to the vision of Lehman College as an anchor institution in the Bronx.

Salaries are subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule (see link to salary schedule:… Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

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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Candidates must attach a CV, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

    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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  • Lehman College of the City University of New York
  • 7189608111


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