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For additional information regarding the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative please contact the Director:

Welcome to the Chancellor’s Latino Faculty Initiative at the City University of New York. Since it’s inception, LFI has sought to promote excellence via the recruitment and retention of a diverse cohort of faculty. We have successfully attracted faculty in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields throughout CUNY. Prospective scholars interested in tenure track positions are encouraged to submit their CVs to and visit our Facebook page for the latest information on career opportunities and sponsored events. We also encourage you to review faculty listings via CUNYfirst: These listings are periodically updated and provide detailed information about openings for prospective applicants.

Faculty affiliated with the Initiative at CUNY are also encouraged to inquire about professional development opportunities to further enhance their career objectives. Our aim here is to promote knowledge and build a community of scholars that supports diversity and inclusivity. For example, this past year LFI helped to facilitate the Faculty Research Writing Seminar of The School of Arts and Sciences at Hunter College, CUNY. We also have collaborated with colleagues in the tri-state area to advance scholarship in Latino Studies.

Additionally, the CUNY administration is creating an inclusive environment via a series of initiatives tailored to the specific needs of their faculty. As Director of the Latino Faculty Initiative, I have been privileged to participate in colloquia and panels in collaboration with my colleagues to envision a better tomorrow.

We aim to highlight the scholarly achievements of our faculty throughout the academic year. Please let us know of your accomplishments so we can inform the broader CUNY community of your successes. Adelante!


Arlene Torres

Current Projects

  • 2013-2014 Diversity Projects Development Fund
  • NBC Education Nation Summit
  • The State of Latino Studies at Medgar Evers College & CUNY
  • 2013 Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial Symposium
  • Race and Ethnic Inequality in “Post-Racial America”
  • The LFI Director in the News
  • The Job Market and Careers in Higher Education
  • 2013 CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference