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CUNY Assistant Professor - Department of Political Science in New York, New York

Assistant Professor - Department of Political Science

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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 Political Science at John Jay College of the City University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track position in Political Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on recent and contemporary critical theories of race/racism, coloniality, ethnicity/diaspora, migration, class struggle, gender, sexuality, environmental justice, and/or democracy.The successful candidate will perform teaching, research, and guidance duties in their 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. Teaching responsibilities would include introductory courses on political theory.The successful candidate would also be encouraged to develop and teach new courses in their area of specialty. They will also advise students. Forty-seven percent of John Jay students are first-generation college students, and John Jay is a recognized Hispanic and Minority-Serving Institution.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.


Ph.D. in Political science. Although outstanding ABDs near completion will be considered, degree must be completed by August 2024.Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, the potential for scholarly productivity, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


$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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Candidates should provide a letter of application, a CV, and, in one document:

1) a writing sample;

2) a single-spaced, one-page research statement describing the candidate’s theoretical contributions and broader research agenda;

3) a statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion of their abilities to create an equitable and accessible learning environment for our students; and

4) a portfolio of teaching materials (e.g., evidence of preparedness to teach a diverse student body, sample syllabi and assignments, teaching observation reports, and student evaluations).

All should be provided electronically through CUNYfirst. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Chair of the Political Science Department, Prof. Maxwell Mak ( ). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of October 27.

For more information about the position, you can email the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Michael Yarbrough (


Review of the resumes will begin on September 27, 2023.

Posting will close on October 27, 2023.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, 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. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.