Job Description 

Job Title:  Associate or Full Professor - Herb Kurz Endowed Chair in Constitutional Law & Civil Liberties (Political  Science) 
Job ID: 3243
Location:  Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY)
FLSA:  Exempt
 Full/Part Time: Full-Time 

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. 

Brooklyn College invites applications for the Herb Kurz Endowed Chair in Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties, a permanent full-time faculty position created this year with a major gift to the College. The successful candidate will be hired with tenure at the associate or full level in the department of political science and can anticipate a reduced teaching load and funds to support research. For more information on the Herb Kurz Chair, go to 
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. 
A Ph.D. in political science or any related discipline and/or a Juris Doctor, and a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and leadership in the field of constitutional law. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching and scholarship in constitutional law. Research and writing in any of the following areas is of particular interest: Congress'  commerce-clause powers over the economy and other sectors of national life; executive power during wartime; freedom of speech; the rights of criminal suspects and prisoners; equal protection and due process for people of color, women, and LGBT communities; the rights and standing of immigrants and migrant communities; the role of international law, particularly human rights law, in constitutional interpretation.   COMPENSATION 
Commensurate with experience and credentials. 

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria. 


Please submit your application online as follows:
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Be sure to upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, all applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (referencing Job ID 3243) to be sent directly to:
Mr. Michael T. Hewitt.
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889

Finalists will be asked to submit representative scholarly publications and evidence of demonstrated teaching ability.

Open until filled with the review of applications to begin on October 16, 2010. 
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.