Research Administration and Compliance, Adjunct Faculty

Position: Research Administration and Compliance, Adjunct Faculty (Part-time)

Internal Posting


Closing Date: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin immediately

Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies


The CUNY School of Professional Studies:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies of the City University of New York (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers. Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited online degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to teach a range of courses in the newly developed MS in Research Administration and Compliance. The program prepares students to serve in leadership capacities in the research administration and compliance profession. Graduates will be able to understand the governance, regulatory requirements, ethical standards and good practices related to research and innovation; develop and lead programs around research administration/compliance; evaluate existing research administration/compliance programs, and identify and implement program improvement mechanisms; organize effectively across functional areas requiring leadership and negotiations; and, investigate policy related problems, consider alternatives, and perform analysis to reach a conclusion.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Financial Research Administration
  • Introduction to Clinical Research Administration and Compliance
  • Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Commercialization*
  • Introduction to Research Compliance, Ethics and Integrity
  • Policy Development, Analysis and Implementation
  • Program Evaluation Methods
  • Advanced Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Ethical Issues in Clinical Research
  • Sponsored Research Management and Oversight

*While we are seeking individuals who have expertise in all of these course areas, there is an immediate need for those interested in teaching the following:

RAC 660 - Sponsored Research Management and Oversight (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: RAC 600

This course will focus on post-award project management and will provide an in-depth understanding of internal controls and the audit processes as applied to sponsored programs. Students will be required to actively participate by choosing an area of research administration in which they will create policies, processes, and documented internal controls. After creating these documents, they will use sample data to perform a small audit of the area they have already studied, culminating in a mini audit report for that area.

Candidates from the following fields are encouraged to apply: public policy, research administration, clinical research administration, ethics, governance, law, business, social sciences, and public administration.


For appointment as adjunct lecturer, adjunct assistant professor, adjunct associate professor, or adjunct professor, a person must have those qualifications or professional achievement and training comparable to those of faculty members in the corresponding ranks of lecturer (full-time), assistant professor, associate professor, and professor appointed through the regular channels of the colleges or university.

  • Adjunct Lecturer:  Must possess a baccalaureate degree and such other qualifications as may be necessary for the satisfactory performance of his/her instructional functions.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor:  Must have obtained the Ph.D. degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited university. Demonstrated satisfactory qualities of personality and character, evidence of significant success as a teacher, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor:  Must have obtained the Ph.D. or an equivalent degree from an accredited university in addition to possessing a record of significant achievement in his/her field or profession or as a college or university administrator. There shall be evidence that his/her alertness and intellectual energy are respected outside his/her own immediate academic community. There shall be evidence of his/her continued growth and of continued effectiveness in teaching.
  • Adjunct Professor:  Must have obtained the Ph.D. degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited university in addition to possessing a record of exceptional intellectual, educational, or artistic achievement and an established reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship in his/her discipline.

Other Qualifications:

  • Prior professional experience in related fields
  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with program staff to support the success of the program
  • Prior experience with on-line instruction preferred

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and credentials.


How to Apply

Please send detailed letter of application, C.V. and the names of three references to:

CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

The School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office. Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee). All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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