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CUNY Assistant Professor – Law and Society in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor – Law and Society

Job ID: 22004

Location: John Jay College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



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 and Minority-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.


Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Position begins immediately.


The Law and Society major, administered by the Department of Political Science at John Jay College of The City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning immediately in Law and Society. The hiring rank is Assistant Professor. The Ph.D. discipline is open, provided candidates are demonstrably part of the Law and Society scholarly community.

The successful candidate will be part of a new and rapidly growing Law and Society major, with over 600 students, at John Jay. In addition to having an active research agenda in law and society (preferably as a member of the Law and Society Association), the successful candidate will bring enthusiasm and commitment to teaching and curriculum development. Area of research focus is open, though candidates will be expected to develop an undergraduate course that diversifies existing areas of faculty expertise.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to teach undergraduate courses that introduce students to the interdisciplinary Law and Society approach. In particular, the successful candidate will teach the Senior Research Colloquium in addition to other needed courses in the program (Introduction to Law and Society, Research Methods in Law and Society) and courses developed in the applicant’s area of specialty. The successful candidate will also advise students. Many of John Jay students are first generation college students, and the candidate must be eager to work with our diverse student body.



Ph.D. degree in a law and society-related discipline. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered.


The demonstrated ability to teach courses in the law and society tradition. 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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Candidates should provide a letter of application, a CV/resume, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness as one document electronically through CUNYfirst following the instructions above. Applicants making it passed the initial review will be asked to supply letters of recommendation. Please do not send them with your application.

Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Andrew Sidman, at


The review of applications will begin immediately.

Posting closes on July 24, 2020.


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