Doctoral Lecturer


The Human Biology Program at Hunter College seeks a Lecturer in the field of human biology, with expertise in human adaptation, human variation, human behavioral ecology, biocultural evolution, evolutionary medicine, or a related field. The main duty of the appointee will be teaching multiple sections of the Human Biology Capstone course each semester, as well as related teaching functions, such as: advising Human Biology majors, and developing and participating in Human Biology Program events. The position includes service on programmatic, departmental, divisional, and college committees. Some evening or weekend responsibilities may be required. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching development and scholarly activity. This position has a teaching load of 27 credits per academic year (nine 3-credit courses). Allocation for student advising will be counted towards the teaching load. This is a full-time (9 month) position and we anticipate a start date of Fall 2017. The position is “Certificate of Continuing Employment” eligible after 5 years.


A Ph.D. is required in anthropology, biology, human biology, psychology, or a related field. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and advising as well as an ability to work with diverse student populations. Three years of teaching experience is required. Ability to advise undergraduate students and develop and participate in programs designed to enhance the experience of Human Biology majors (major exploration events, research fairs, etc.) is required. The preferred candidate will have experience teaching small, interdisciplinary, and/or seminar-style courses. The preferred candidate will also have experience in undergraduate advising and/or mentoring. Experience in a college setting with diverse communities is preferred. Ability to assist students in placements in or applications to independent research internships, field schools, etc. will also be valuable. We also seek commitment to teaching initiatives, productive scholarship, and/or creative achievement and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


Commensurate with 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 should submit the following items, combined into a single document, with your on-line application: 1. Cover letter describing your approach to teaching and your interest in undergraduate education, interdisciplinary studies, human biology, and student advisement. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (comments on advising are welcomed) 4. Teaching Portfolio (including quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations if available) 5. Names and email and postal addresses for at least three individuals familiar with their teaching and scholarship who can be contacted for recommendations. Inquires about the position can also be directed to


Open until filled with review of applications to begin March 13, 2017.


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Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) – Human Biology Program (School of Arts & Sciences)

Job ID: 16359

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular