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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Position Number: 2647230
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Position Type: Law and Legal Studies
Job Title: Assistant Professor - The Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration

Job ID: 23092

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) 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 the tenure-track position of assistant professor to begin Fall 2022. Area of research focus is open, but the LPS Department seeks applicants with interests in social justice issues broadly construed.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the undergraduate program including Research Methods and Introduction to Criminal Justice. 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. Candidates should have expertise in criminal justice and research methods. Course load is 6 classes per year. Significant course release is available for newly appointed faculty. Teaching, departmental and college service, and an active research and publishing agenda are expected.

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. The LPS Department seeks applicants with complimentary interests in social justice issues. 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.

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


Candidates are expected to have a PhD or J.D. in a related field at the time of appointment. Also required is the ability to teach successfully, a willingness to participate in course and program development, research and academic publication, and the ability to work with others. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda.


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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Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit the following: an application letter with a statement of research and teaching interests with a statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion of their abilities to create an equitable and accessible learning environment for our students , C.V., names of three references along with contact information, and proof of degree or progress toward the degree. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document preferably in PDF format.


Review of resumes to begin November 15, 2021.

Posting closes on December 31, 2021.


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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.

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