CUNY Faculty Position – Open Rank (Cybersecurity) in New York, New York


John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Security, Fire and Emergency Management department effective Fall 2017.


The department seeks a tenure track faculty member capable of blending the theory and practice of cybersecurity as it relates to the field of private security. The faculty member must be capable of teaching courses on cybercrime, digital forensics tools, and cybercrime investigations of a wide variety of threats to systems and data.This hire will support the development of curriculum in cybersecurity as part of the department’s Masters Programs, the CUNY 2020 grant, and our expanding partnerships with industry leaders. To meet employment needs of our community of practice, we hope to eventually to have a second major with an investigative and risk assessment curriculum in addition to the computer science-based curriculum we currently offer. This hire would take us a step in this direction. The department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management is undergoing significant change and solicits applications from those dedicated to student success who appreciate the importance of teaching while simultaneously having an established plan of scholarly production. The candidate shall share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.


Security, Fire and Emergency Management houses three distinct program designs at John Jay and as a result is a laboratory for a host of theoretical and practical applications relevant to safety and security, emergency planning and fire policy, fire science and emergency services. Offering undergraduate degrees in Security Management, Fire Science and Fire and Emergency Services, the department heavily partners with the agencies of the New York City metropolitan area. In addition, the department presently offers a Master’s in Protection Management and has plans for a future online graduate program in Security Management.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion and be eager to work with our diverse student body which consists of the following: 39% Hispanic, 28% White, 21% Black, and 12% Asian, more than 130 nationalities, 47% first generation, and 33% foreign born. John Jay College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI).

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the college offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, the college has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.



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. The ideal candidate will also have significant practical experience in the fields relevant to SFEM.


We welcome all applicants in this field, but are especially interested in candidates with expertise and/or experience in one or more of the following specializations:

Cybercrime Global cybercrime investigations Digital Forensics Tools Cyberfraud and identity theft investigations Cyberespionage investigations Investigations of computer intrusions, theft and malware Cyber risk assessment and management Protecting industrial control systems/SCADA systems

Doctorate degree in Criminal Justice, Security or a closely related field and/or another acceptable terminal degree in a closely related field. Promising ABDs can be considered at commensurate rank.


Rank and salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

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.


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November 29, 2016.


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Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Faculty Position – Open Rank (Cybersecurity)

Job ID: 15673

Regular/Temporary: Regular