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CUNY Assistant Professor – Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management in New York, New York

Assistant Professor – Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management

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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) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. 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 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 in higher education.

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 multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The interdisciplinary Department brings together three allied fields of study: fire science, emergency management, and security. Integrating these three disciplines provides the basis for establishing the essential safety and security needs in today's world. The position begins in Fall 2023.

Suitable candidates with a focus on Homeland Security are encouraged to apply. Practical Experience with Border Security and Infrastructure Security would be a plus for the position.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.

We expect candidates to bring enthusiasm and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and to developing and maintaining an active research and publication agenda. The successful candidate will perform teaching, research, and guidance duties in their area(s) of expertise, including teaching in the undergraduate Security Major and the MS programs in Security Management and Protection Management. Applicants must demonstrate that they can teach core courses in these programs. They also share responsibility for committees and assignments within the Department, including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. The successful candidate must be eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As shown 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.

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 acommutable distance to their campus.


APh.D.degreeinarea(s)ofexpertise. Juris Doctors with relevant experience will also be considered. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperatewith othersforthe good of the institution.Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within 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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Candidates should provide a letter of application, a CV/resume, and 1) a writing sample; 2) statement of research interests; 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, student evaluations). All should be provided electronically through CUNYfirst following the instructions above. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document preferably in PDF format. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Robert Till (


Review of resumes to begin October 31, 2022.

Posting closes on December 31, 2022.


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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.