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CUNY Assistant Professor – Department of Philosophy in New York, New York

Assistant Professor – Department of Philosophy

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John Jay College

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is laser-focused on fueling the success of our exceptional student scholars pursuing a justice-focused education. Led by President Karol V. Mason, 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, nearly fifty percent of whom are first in their family to attend college, and many of them are immigrants or children of immigrants.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY and offers bachelor's and master's degrees both 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. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in a multicultural academic environment and are committed to cementing our culture of pride, distinction and excellence.


The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2024. Area of specialization: social and political philosophy. Area of competence: open, but the department has special interest in candidates with teaching expertise in philosophical issues surrounding technology, philosophy of law, and international law.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.

The successful candidate will perform teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. They will also share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda. 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.


John Jay’s diverse philosophy department in the center of Manhattan offers undergraduates a BA in philosophy. The department also participates in several multidisciplinary majors, including a BA in Humanities and Justice. Department faculty regularly teach in the Honors College, and several are appointed as doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.


PhD in Philosophy required for appointment to professorial title of Assistant Professor. Degree must be completed by Summer 2024. (Outstanding ABDs considered for appointment at rank of Lecturer (untenured)). We seek teachers and researchers committed to public higher education. Scholarly promise and demonstrated ability to engage successfully in undergraduate teaching are required, as well aswillingness to work with members of departments across the College for the good of the institution, possibly including teaching in interdisciplinary programs and/or some team-teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: the successful candidate will have research expertise in social and political philosophy. The department has special interest in candidates with teaching expertise in philosophical issues surrounding technology, philosophy of law, and international law.


$52,667- $99,532 Salary commensurate with education and credentials.

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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Please send a letter of application and (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a one-page research statement; (4) a one-page statement regarding contributions to diversity; (5) a recent sample of scholarly writing, and (6) syllabi and teaching evaluations.Please submit these materials as a single PDF.

Please also have three letters of recommendation emailed to


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023; position closes November 15, 2023.


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