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CUNY Lecturer - The Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration in New York, New York

Job Title: Lecturer - The Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration

Job ID: 23091

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



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 Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration (LPS) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites applications for one full-time lecturer position to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach courses in the undergraduate program including Research Methods and Introduction to Criminal Justice.

Candidates must be willing to serve as the coordinator of the CJBS Major (Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science), which includes assessment and curricular development for a large major of over 4,000 students. Two years of successful college-level teaching experience is required, as are positive teaching evaluations. Candidates are expected to have expertise in criminal justice and research methods. 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 position of lecturer is tenure-bearing through what is called a “certificate of continuous employment” (CCE) after the sixth annual reappointment. This position of lecturer is a teaching position with a course load of eight classes per year in addition to major expectations of departmental service. There is no expectation of research or publication. As demonstrated in John Jay College’s Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Curriculum (link:, 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.

The Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration is the 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.

CUNY anticipates a return to fully onsite work before January 2022 and this position is based in New York, NY.


Candidates must have a master’s degree, J.D., or PhD in a related field at the time of appointment. Also required is the ability to teach successfully (minimum two years of successful college-level teaching experience with positive teaching evaluations), a willingness to participate in course and program development, and the ability to work with others.


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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Review of resumes to begin November 15, 2021 .

Posting closes on December 31, 2021.


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