Job Opening: CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies demography position

Job Description

Job Title:  Professor – Urban Economics or Urban Demography (Open Rank; Tenure Track)

Job ID:  20340

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 and Community 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 Urban Studies at SLU seeks a junior level (Assistant Professor) or a senior level (Associate or Full Professor) for tenure-track faculty position in Urban Economics and/or Urban Demography.

The candidate should have research and teaching interest in at least one of the following areas: urban labor markets, immigration and global cities, urban political economy and economic development, globalization and inequality, urban environmental resiliency and population dynamics such as mobility, migration, immigration, fertility, and health. Special consideration will be given to quantitative researchers in the above areas.

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


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent, preferably in political science, sociology, geography, economics, or related social sciences.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching nontraditional and adult students. 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.


Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

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CLOSING DATE  Open until filled.



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