SLU seeks an Assistant Professor in Labor Studies

Assistant Professor in Labor Studies

Job ID:  25008

Location: Sch. of Labor & Urban Studies

Full/Part Time:  Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working-class populations in the workplace and in the community. It also collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service.

The Department of Labor Studies at SLU seeks a junior scholar for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Fields of specialization within Labor Studies are open, but the successful candidate will possess a demonstrated scholarly record and future research agenda that focuses on workers, the labor movement and diverse working-class communities, past and/or present. Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Preference may be given to candidates with experience teaching nontraditional and adult students, and/or teaching general education courses.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


  • Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and on-site in the office.
  • 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.


By the time of appointment, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Economy, or a related interdisciplinary field in the social sciences or huminites. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.


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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Open until filled, with review of applications to begin after October 15.


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