A Message from the University Dean of Recruitment and Diversity, Dr. Arlene Torres

arlene“I hope to bring administrative practice and scholarly fields of inquiry in the academy together to shed light on possible courses of action to strategically increase diversity and inclusion at CUNY. As an educator and university administrator, scholarship that addresses structure, governance, and fiscal constraints have to be reviewed in relation to, instead of in opposition to the development of curricular transformations, faculty, and administrative leadership. The next generation of critical thinkers must solve complex social problems locally and on a global scale in contexts that reflect the changing social and cultural landscape. The challenge put before us is to engage one another as educators and university administrators in meaningful ways in the service of our students.”

Arlene Torres, Ph.D.

Biographical Sketch

Led by experts in the field, CUNY Faculty Diversity Dialogues are forums for CUNY administration, staff, and faculty to build awareness around a range of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This series will provide a forum for discussion focused on matters of inclusion, implicit bias, intercultural communications, and efforts to increase diversity through faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and advancement in the workplace. These workshops are intended to support and encourage the participation of CUNY Faculty, Chief Diversity Officers, Deans, Search Committee Chairs, Provosts, Administrators, and College Presidents.

The Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence
Invited Speaker: Dr. Virginia Valian
September 26, 2017, 1pm-4pm

Faculty Diversity Dialogue Summary

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Roundtable/ Workshop
Invited Speaker: Dr. Kevin Nadal
October 24, 2017, 9:30am-12pm

Kevin Nadal – Executive Summary

Intercultural Communication Roundtable/Workshop
Invited Speaker: Dr. Deidre Cooper Owens
November 27, 2017, 1pm-3:30pm

Deirdre Cooper – Executive Summary

For upcoming Spring 2018 Faculty Diversity Dialogues, please click here.  For more information, please contact ORD@cuny.edu.

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative (CFDI) works with early career tenure-track faculty in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Queens College, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and City College of New York. Under the direction of a Faculty Mentor, the 18-month program entails research/ writing seminars and professional development workshops.

CFDI Mellon Program Participants 2017-2018

CFDI Mellon Call for Proposals 2017-2018

For more information, please visit http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/cfdi/ or email Victoria Stone-Cadena, Assistant Project Administrator at Victoria.stone-cadena@cuny.edu.

The Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP), sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity, aims at advancing CUNY’s institutional goal of a diverse professoriate. The University-wide initiative assists full-time untenured faculty in the design and execution of writing projects essential to progress toward tenure. Discipline-based writing groups of peers from across the University, facilitated by senior faculty members, provide fellows with feedback on their work, which may include scholarly articles for juried journals, books for academic presses, or, in some instances, creative writing.

One of the University’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our workforce. CUNY is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, and strives to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff.

CUNY is known for its commitment to providing first-rate academic opportunities for students of all backgrounds to achieve personal and professional success. An exceptional faculty of prominent experts, dedicated teachers, and researchers provides opportunities for post-secondary learning at every level and field of interest. Our staff supports all CUNY functions such as student services, facilities management, security, financial management, general administration, and information technology. Our scope, resources, and culture enable us to offer a rich work experience and career development for employees at every phase of their careers

We invite you to explore this entire web site to learn about the many programs, educational innovations, and resources of this great University that make it a unique, diverse, and exciting academic community.

Please see complete details on the search process in the CUNY Search Committee Guide, Resources for conducting a successful search by clicking here .

To review the wide variety of positions available at CUNY, click below to access our employment page.

Access Our Employment Page

CUNY Relocation Resources

As a founding member of a nationwide Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC), CUNY provides resources to job-seekers on issues such as dual careers, diversity, relocation, and conducting a job search. Additionally, job vacancies from thirty-four local institutions are posted. Visit the New York/Southern Connecticut HERC site at http://www.mnyscherc.org.

Further information on careers in higher education is available from industry publications such as Inside Higher Ed (http://www.insidehighered.com) and The Chronicle of Higher Education (http://www.chronicle.com). 

The City University of New York has long been recognized as one of the most diverse university systems in the nation. The University aims to enhance its national standing by continuing to build a diverse community that enriches its academic environment.

The University’s unwavering commitment to serving students, its insistence on academic rigor, and its support of world-class faculty guide its work to foster and promote an ever more diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. This pluralistic community is fundamental to the exchange of ideas and knowledge, scholarly discourse, and the engagement of the University’s constituencies.

The University respects individuals while acknowledging the differences among them. These differences include, but are not limited to, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and socioeconomic status. However, to create a vibrant academic, intellectual, and cultural environment for all, the University must move beyond representation to genuine participation. Thus, the University seeks to develop a community that is inclusive of all individuals and groups. Given CUNY’s long history of proactive support for diversity and inclusion, it is uniquely positioned to build upon that strong foundation and serve as a national leader and model, exemplifying the benefits that accrue when diversity and inclusion are integral components of an institution’s educational philosophy and core mission.

Diversity Action Plan

Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan Guidelines

Diversity Resources By Campus

The University strives to provide professional growth opportunities to our faculty and staff. The key to retention is recognizing individual achievement and initiative and supporting faculty and staff as they grow and develop. The Faculty Fellowship Publication Program and the Diversity Projects Development Fund are two programs designed to support our retention efforts.

Please click the following links for more information about these programs.

CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative

Faculty Fellowship Publication Program

Diversity Projects Development Fund

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students at 23 colleges and institutions in New York City.  CUNY celebrates its rich diversity among faculty and staff.

Please click here for our most recent reports:

Quarterly Report on Employee Diversity – Updated April 2017

Quarterly Report on Faculty Diversity– Updated January 2017

Quarterly Report on Employee Diversity – Updated October 2016

CUNY Workforce Demographics by College, Ethnicity and Gender – Instructional and Classified Staff, Fall 2016

Three-Year Comparison of CUNY Workforce Demographics – 2013 Through 2015.

Chancellor Applauds Governor Cuomo and Legislature for New Law to Combat Sexual Violence

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has made safety on college campuses a matter of the highest priority and through legislation he championed, has set an example for the nation in addressing sexual violence on campus. We commend the Governor and the New York State Legislature for reaching agreement on this important legislation. CUNY has been a strong supporter of these important reforms.

James B. Milliken

Resources for Combating Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault (Title IX)