Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track - International Criminal Justice

City University of New York
Church Street, NY
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Dec 12, 2023

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Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track - International Criminal Justice

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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. 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.


John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites social scientists in the interdisciplinary field of international criminal justice (ICJ) to apply for a tenure-track, joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the ICJ BA and ICJ MA programs and in a department to be determined by the candidate's Ph.D. or area of research. (Possible home departments include Criminal Justice; Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration; Sociology; Political Science; Economics; Anthropology; Africana Studies; and Latin American and Latinx Studies, with all personnel matters handled through the home department.) The position begins in Fall 2024.

Suitable candidates with an international/comparative focus in criminal justice are encouraged to apply and the search is open with respect to topic and geographic region of scholarly interest. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda. The successful candidate will perform teaching, research and guidance duties in their area(s) of expertise, to include teaching in their home department and in the BA and MA programs in ICJ. Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to teach core courses in the B.A and M.A. ICJ programs. They also share responsibility for committee, department and ICJ program assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Candidates with a focus on race, ethnic relations, indigeneity, migration, or socioeconomic inequality in a global context are strongly encouraged to apply. 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. degree in area(s) of expertise by June 2024 (ABD applicants will be considered but JDs are insufficient). Publications and teaching experience preferred. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


$52,667- $99,532 Salary commensurate with education and credentials.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensationand benefits package coveringhealthinsurance,pension and retirement benefits,paidparental leave,and savings programs.We also providementoringand support for research, scholarship, andpublication as part ofour commitment to ongoing facultyprofessionaldevelopment.


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Candidates should provide the following: a letter of application detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY's commitment to diversity; a C.V.; sample of scholarly work of no more than 12,000 words; proof of PhD or progress toward degree with a letter from your advisor securing your defense date; statement of teaching philosophy, and, if available, syllabi and teaching evaluations by January 5, 2024. All items to be uploaded should be combined into a single document preferably in PDF format.

In addition, three letters of recommendation are required and must come directly from the referee to Professor Katarzyna Celinska, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th Street, New York, NY, 10019 or with the applicant's name in the subject line. All questions should be directed to Prof. Celinska ( by email.


Review of resumes to begin November 30, 2023.

Posting closes on January 5, 2024.


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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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