Search Process

Search Process

Queensborough has developed a dynamic search process to guide the college's efforts to fill job vacancies. Most vacancies at Queensborough are filled via the collaborative efforts of a search committee, led by a search committee chair. The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging monitors each search to ensure that the process is conducted in compliance with federal, state, and city laws and in alignment with CUNY's Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination Policy.

Each search committee is comprised of a diverse group of colleagues, and each member is involved in every stage of the search process.

Committee members collectively:

  • Craft job descriptions 
  • Develop the criteria that will be used to screen applicants 
  • Evaluate applicant resumes and cover letters
  • Select candidates to interview 
  • Craft interview questions
  • Participate in interviews 
  • Select finalists 


Click here to learn more about CUNY's search process.

Inclusion Representatives

At Queensborough Community College, every search committee includes an Inclusion Representative.  Inclusion Representatives are full-time employees who volunteer to receive training and serve on search committees to ensure that searches comply with applicable Equal Opportunity laws and policies, and align with Queensborough’s Strategic Plan equity and inclusion goals.

Representatives participate in every facet of the search process and mitigate bias by noting assumptions, behaviors, or practices that might interrupt the impartial identification and evaluation of candidates. Inclusion Representatives serve as ex officio members of the search committees. Although they are non-voting members, they screen and evaluate every applicant.

Inclusion Representatives

  • Attend all meetings and activities related to the search
  • Evaluate each applicant
  • Ensure consistency from the search committee members in the application of the screening criteria to every applicant
  • Monitor the interview sessions for unbiased comments and equitable applicant treatment
  • Advise the committee on best practices to promote equity and inclusion
  • Update the Chief Diversity Officer periodically on the search committee's progress

Search Committee Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minoritized populations, 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. The City University of New York/QCC is an EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.

NYC Equal Employment Practice

Under Resolution #~016/464C-14 of the Equal Employment Practices Commission of the City of New York, The Commission has determined that the Queensborough Community College has implemented the required corrective actions deemed necessary by this Commission for ensuring a fair and effective affirmative employment program of equal opportunity as required by the equal employment opportunity standards of this Commission and Chapters 35 and 36 of the New York City Charter. A copy of the Determination of Compliance issued to Queensborough Community College is available from the Office fo Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (Administration Building, Room A-309).

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.