Office of Recruitment and Diversity
395 Hudson Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 646-664-3307

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference morning workshop

The Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference offers CUNY faculty the opportunity to share research-based evidence, present new ideas, discuss experiences with colleagues, and develop constructive actions for positive change in the belief that diversity in all its manifestations is a driver of success for the CUNY community.

2019 Conference Call for Proposals

The fourth biennial Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 and we welcome your participation. We encourage you to submit a proposal for a concurrent session. The theme is Minding the Gap: Retaining & Sustaining the Academic Community.
As CUNY faculty members, you have the capacity to produce a remarkable conference for our CUNY community, a community that we care deeply about. Your research-based scholarship and practice supports constructive actions for change in the belief that diversity in all its manifestations is a driver of our collective success. The 2019 Conference will offer new opportunities to come together again to share this important work. Details on the Call for Proposals appear on the following link:

Call for Proposals

Please note the proposal deadline is January 7, 2019.

2017 Conference Program Overview

The third biennial CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference, held March 31, 2017, addressed a range of critically important issues and challenges related to the University’s efforts to diversify the faculty while fostering an inclusive community of scholars and learners. Building on the success of past years, the aims of the 2017 conference are to strengthen recruitment and support retention by sharing best practices, and to promote sustainable cross-campus collaborations. The 2017 theme is “CUNY at the Crossroads: Diversity & Intersectionality in Action.

See Program.

Continuing CUNY’s legacy of faculty research & praxis, the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Conference was the best ever, featuring provocative plenaries, 27 concurrent sessions, student poster sessions, for over 300 engaged participants.

No Longer at the Margins: Black Women’s Practice and Performance of Social Justice


  • Janice Johnson Dias, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Regina Dixon-Reeves, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Chicago
  • Gina Athena Ulysse, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Wesleyan University, Moderator
  • Cally Waite, Ed.D., Program Director, Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives, Social Science Research Council; Associate Professor of History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University