Research Administration and Compliance, Adjunct Faculty

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


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 (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking 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 degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.


The MS in Research Administration and Compliance Program:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is seeking part-time an adjunct instructor to teach a practicum course in the MS in Research Administration and Compliance program. The program prepares students to serve in leadership capacities within research organizations. 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.

We are seeking individuals with expertise and experience in the research administration and compliance field to teach the following capstone course:

RAC 699 - Research Administration and Compliance Practicum (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of the Academic Director

This course will provide a practicum experience that will prepare students for leadership roles in research administration and/or research compliance. The instructor will provide experiential learning options and/or simulation alternatives. The instructor and the student will develop a set of guidelines for the course, including the scope of reading and writing assignments. These guidelines will be submitted to the Academic Director in the form of a course proposal and plan.



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

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


Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications (hourly rate is based on the CUNY’s teaching adjunct salary scale)


How to Apply

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

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