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Our Becari@s Blog is ready. Here's a sneak peek at Francisco Aquino's blog post.


    'Struggle and adventure never end'

    "...Once having enrolled into college I faced the reality and worry of how would I fund this new adventure. Throughout my first academic year my worry wasn’t so much since my father helped me pay my tuition. However shortly after my second semester a family incident resulted in my father and I never exchanging words, cutting off any support I got from him. Everything began to worry me I was afraid of not being able to continue school. At work I had to ask for extra hours during the summer to save up enough to pay tuition during the semester but it wasn’t enough and so I worked long hours during the semester too, risking my academics."

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Positions Available:

Join our educational administrative team at
Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute!

Job Title:
Graduate Assistant/Annual Conference Planner

Pat Time (20 hours per week)

Position Details Summary:
The JLMSI is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant (GA). The GA serves mainly as the Annual Conference Planner/Program Assistant and is key in providing support in the daily operational and administrative functions related to the Institute.

This is a great opportunity for a student interested in higher ed administration. The GA is intended for CUNY’s graduate program students. An appointment to a GA is contingent upon a student’s status as a full-time student in good academic standing in his/her graduate program.

Please send resume and cover letter to

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Job Title: Assistant Professor - Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies (School of Arts and Humanities)
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Job ID: 15599
Location: Lehman College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time, Tenure Track
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Lehman College campus is located in the Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 classes) per year, and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

Founded as the Department of Puerto Rican Studies in 1968, the Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies department is one of the oldest ethnic studies departments in the nation and houses a diverse faculty from multiple disciplines, regional interests and academic specializations.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


Ph.D. degree in areas described below, or equivalent, is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications:
Ph.D. in the social sciences, arts, humanities or another relevant field, with a specialization in Latin American, Caribbean and/or Latino Studies; a demonstrated record of teaching ability; and an active and innovative research agenda for a strong publication record. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective student-centered instructional strategies, and an openness to teaching online or hybrid courses.

Discipline and regional focus are open, but the department has particular interest in interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in topics related to gender and sexualities, indigenous communities, and the Southern Cone or Mesoamerica.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Salaries are subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule (see for info on salary schedule: )

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.


Candidates should provide a CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of references, and a statement of scholarly interests. Letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants who pass to the second stage of consideration.

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The review of CVs will begin November 18, 2016 and continue until a candidate has been identified.


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Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates!
This year, we celebrated the graduation of fourteen Becari@s. We are so proud of them!

2016 Graduates:

  • Luz Aguirre, LaGuardia Community College
  • Antonio Alacron, LaGuardia Community College
  • Jesus A. Benitez, LaGuardia Community College
  • Lorena Carino, Queens College
  • Irma Cruz, College of Staten Island
  • Zuleima Dominguez, BMCC
  • David Garcia, Baruch College
  • Brenda Hernandez, LaGuardia>Community College
  • Mary Linn Hernandez, BMCC
  • Juan Carlos Mejia, College of Staten Island
  • Angy Paola Rivera, John Jay
  • Amalia Rojas, Lehman College
  • Vanessa Tlachi, City College
  • Maria Xique, Baruch College

We paid tribute to them and presented them with sarape sashes embroidered with the Institute logo at our May 20 Sobremesa event.

Several of them are also part of our incoming 2016 CUNY Becas Cohort because they are continuing their education.


Read more here.

¡Felicidades a Don Jaime Lucero!

We are proud to announce:

On May 6th, 2016 we celebrated the official dedication ceremony of the Institute in honor of Mr. Jaime Lucero. It was an emotional event in which Mr. Jaime Lucero was honored for his great work and his dedication to his community. The Institute very proudly carries his name, a symbolism of his legacy, of tenacity and perseverance.

Mr. Lucero, whose motto is "economic and political empowerment through education," is very consistent with the goals of the Institute. His dedication to the community has acquired him respect and admiration from our Becari@s, CUNY Becas scholarship recipients, and the Mexican community as a whole.

Lucero was born in 1957 in the Mexican state of Puebla. He arrived in the United States in 1975 with little English and little money or marketable skills. He found a job as a dishwasher at a Queens restaurant. Thanks to his ambition and work ethic, he was able to buy a truck and begin a delivery business. Ten years later, he established a warehouse. Today, his New Jersey-based Gold and Silver Inc. is one of the largest importers and distributors of high-end clothing in the United States. Through it all Mr. Lucero has never forgotten the help he received along the way. He is the founder and president of Casa Puebla New York-New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that seeks to support and promote the Hispanic community and culture, both in New York and in Mexico.