Lecturer - International Relations with Focus in Climate Change and Sustainability (Political Science)

City University New York City (CUNY)

Brooklyn, NY, USA 🇺🇸

Lecturer – International Relations with Focus in Climate Change and Sustainability (Political Science) – Revised

Job ID: 25446

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Department of Political Science with a starting date in August 2023. The Lecturer Line in Political Science is eligible for a Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE) after successful completion of 5 years of continuous service. A CCE is the tenure equivalent for a Lecturer.

The Department of Political Science is dedicated to advancing professional development and research in the subfields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. The Department has an undergraduate program and a graduate program in International Relations.

We are seeking a lecturer line in Political Science, International Relations, with focus in Climate Change and Sustainability. The successful candidate for the Lecturer’s position is expected to have a PhD in Political Science or a related field and advanced training in quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have specialization in International Relations, with focus in Climate Change and Sustainability.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Teach courses in several of the following areas: international relations, climate change, environmental racism, sustainability, global governance, international law, statistics, and quantitative methods.
  • Demonstrate expertise or practical experience in one or more of the following: green transition, issues of concern to indigenous peoples, Global South-focused issues, sustainable development goals, and environmental racism.
  • Teach, provide student guidance, and mentor undergraduates at all levels and master’s students in the department’s MA in International Affairs and Global Justice with respect to environmental politics. Develop working relationships with local organizations to place students in related internships and the possibility of working as graduate deputy for the MA program.
  • Provide service to the department, College, and University.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences.

Vaccine Mandate

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in area(s) of expertise
  • Ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses is required
  • Ability to teach evening, weekends, face-to-face, and online


  • PhD in Political Science or related field from an accredited institution is preferred
  • Potential for excellence in teaching, including online teaching
  • Teaching experience in international relations


$69,983 – $83,764; Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

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.


STEP ONE – Submit Application Online

From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/

Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:

  • An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A recent peer-reviewed article, publications or manuscript
  • A sample of published scholarly writing to which the applicant is the primary or single author
  • Demonstrated record in post-secondary teaching, research and social science methods

STEP TWO – Submit References Contact Information at www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/?226

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Review of applications to begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until filled.


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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.





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