Lecturer – English

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Position Overview: 

The Department of English invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Creative Writing beginning Fall 2023. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and general education creative writing courses in a curriculum that stresses engagement with the cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity that Lehman students bring to the study of English. Active publication and/or performance history, involvement with literary communities in the Bronx and New York City, and the ability to teach courses in Latinx literature are preferred. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students and providing service to the department, college, and university.

The Lehman College English Department is a vibrant department of readers, writers, scholars, critics, editors, digital humanists and engaged community members. As part of a Hispanic Serving Institution situated among the rich cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity of The Bronx and surrounding areas, the English department engages with literatures and cultural material past and present, local and global. Through innovative teaching and inventive scholarship, we practice critical analysis, creative expression, and skills for understanding and contributing to a wide range of communities. Each of our three tracks for the major — Literature, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing – prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the many professions available to English majors.

Lecturers at the City University of New York have an annual workload of 24 hours (6-8 courses) per year. The title of Lecturer at the City University of New York is a “tenure-bearing (Certificate of Continuous Employment) title used for full-time members of the faculty who are hired to teach and perform faculty functions, but do not have a research commitment” (PSC CUNY Contract, Article 11, section 11.1: https://psc-cuny.org/contract/article-11-classification-titles).

The Department of English is housed in the School of Arts and Humanities at Lehman College. Lehman College is a senior college in the City University of New York system that prides itself on its commitment to public urban higher education. Located in the Bronx, the College serves its diverse student body of more than 14,000 students by providing a liberal arts education that prepares them for employment, graduate study, and the professions. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. In 2018, Lehman College was ranked 3rd in the U.S. among four-year public institutions for economic mobility for students, and 1st in the U.S. among Hispanic-Serving Institutions with high extended upward income mobility rates.


  • Graduate degree or substantial graduate coursework in Creative Writing, English, Composition, or other related disciplines preferred, as well as demonstrated ability in the following areas:
    • Teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, and educational backgrounds
    • Creative curriculum and assignment design in research-based academic and creative writing at the post-secondary level
    • Active, student-centered pedagogy and significant student mentoring experience
    • Use of technology to support teaching and learning

Salary: $76,870 – $87,004 Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.