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Assistant Professor – Department of Political Science, John Jay


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.


Performs teaching and related faculty functions in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Position begins in Fall 2023.

The Department of Political Science at John Jay College of the City University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2023 in Comparative Politics or in International Relations. While the search is open with respect to research focus and geographic region, we particularly welcome candidates whose research addresses one or more of the following issue areas:  ethnic/racial justice, gender, migration, international crimes, environmental justice, and regional security in the MENA region, in Latin America, or in Central/East Asia. The hiring rank is Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. is required, although outstanding ABDs near completion will be considered. Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered.

Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda. Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to teach our introductory course in Comparative Politics or in International Relations, as well as other courses in these subfields.  The ability to teach our Government and Politics in the Middle East course would be welcome. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach courses in their area of expertise and participate in the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs, including the BA in International Criminal Justice, the Minor in Human Rights Studies, the MA in International Crime and Justice and the MA in Human Rights. The successful candidate will also advise students. Forty-seven percent of John Jay students are first-generation college students, and John Jay is a recognized Hispanic and Minority-Serving Institution.

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 link provided herein: 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 a commutable distance to their campus.


Ph.D. in Political science, although outstanding ABDs near completion will be considered. Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, the potential for scholarly productivity, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching, as well as 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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Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit the following: a letter of application including how you will contribute to the college’s diversity goals, a CV, and, in one document: 1) a writing sample; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion of their abilities to create an equitable and accessible learning environment for our students; and 3) a portfolio of teaching materials (e.g., evidence of preparedness to teach a diverse student body, sample syllabi and assignments, teaching observation reports, and student evaluations). All should be provided electronically through CUNYfirst. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Chair of the Political Science Department, Prof. Susan Kang (

For more information about the position, you can email the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor George Andreopoulos (


Review of resumes to begin September 30, 2022.

Posting closes on October 17, 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.
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