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CUNY Assistant Professor  – Department of Law & Police Science (Multiple Positions) in New York, New York

Assistant Professor – Department of Law & Police Science (Multiple Positions)

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John Jay College

Full/Part Time





John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally-designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor's and master's degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration (LPS) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites applications for 3 tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023.

The successful candidates will teach a variety of courses in the undergraduate program including Research Methods and Introduction to Criminal Justice. The hiring committee is especially interested in applicants who contribute to the diversity mission of the college through their leadership, community service, research, and/or lived experiences. Candidates should have expertise in criminal justice and research methods, data management and data analytics. Course load is 6 classes per year. One of these lines will be designated to teach in our international criminal justice programs and should demonstrate expertise in international and comparative law enforcement.

Significant course release is available for newly appointed faculty. Teaching, departmental and college service, and an active research and publishing agenda are expected.

The Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration is a Flagship Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. We are an interdisciplinary department whose faculty specialize in criminal justice broadly defined. This includes the fields of criminal justice, international criminal justice, policing, law, courts, and corrections. LPS is home to the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science (CJBS) major which enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate students, the Police Science Major and, on a rotating basis, the International Criminal Justice Major.

Candidatesare expected to bring enthusiasm andademonstratedcommitmentto teaching and todevelop and maintain anactiveresearch and publicationagenda. The successful candidate must be eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As demonstrated in John Jay College’s Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Curriculum ( ), the College seeks a faculty member who thrives in a multicultural, collaborative academic environment and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education.

This position is based in New York, NY.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.


Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field or a J.D. at the time of appointment. Also required is the ability to teach successfully, a willingness to participate in course and program development, an active research and academic publication agenda, and the ability to work with others. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience whithin the range of $72,667 - 99,532.

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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Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit the following: an application letter with a statement of research and teaching interests and how they would contribute to the College’s diversity goals, C.V., names of three references along with contact information, and proof of degree or progress toward the degree. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document preferably in PDF format.


Review of resumes to begin October 20, 2022.

Posting closes on January 6, 2023.


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