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.
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.
The SEEK Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) is searching for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor to work collaboratively as part of a team of academic and administrative colleagues. The candidate's main responsibilities would be teaching and advising for students enrolled in the SEEK Program (https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/seek-department). Other responsibilities include service through cohort specific programming, participating in Department and College wide faculty committees, curriculum development, and the production of scholarship. The SEEK Department has been recognized by the College and by CUNY as a model program for scholar-practitioners who focus on student success. As such, the campus community supports the unique contributions of service and scholarship made by faculty in our department.
We seek a justice-centered scholar, who implements anti-oppressive and anti-racist pedagogy via critical methodologies such as contemplative, restorative, and Freirean approaches. As a New York State Equal Opportunity Program, our mission in SEEK is to provide and build practices and systems of access, inclusion and opportunity in CUNY. In addition, we work to foster spaces for belonging and liberation in learning within and beyond academia. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose research and publications center on questions of justice, pedagogy, activism, and the restructuring of educational spaces. Candidates are expected to maintain an active research/scholarship and publication agenda, and bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching at a Hispanic- and Minority-Serving Institution with over 13,000 undergraduates.
The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibility for our required courses in the Justice Core curriculum of General Education at John Jay (Education and Justice 100 and 300).
Additional responsibilities of the position include advising students and serving on program, department, and college committees. The successful candidate will also contribute to the growth of the SEEK program. (https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/seek-department); and provide inclusive access and opportunity through curricular and programmatic development and mentoring.
The Assistant Professor reports directly to the Chair and Director of the Percy Sutton SEEK Department. Faculty will perform teaching, research and advising duties; share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
Note: This is not a mental health counselor/practitioner position and the candidate is not responsible for providing psychological counseling.
PhD, or equivalent in area(s) of expertise and two years' related experience or equivalent. Social work, psychology or education background preferred. Other related doctoral degrees can be considered as well. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to teach effectively, has a demonstrated record of scholarship or achievement, and will be able to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Forty-seven percent of John Jay students are first-generation college students. The college seeks a faculty member who thrives in a multi-cultural, collaborative academic environment and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education. The successful candidate must be eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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 December 24, 2020.
Posting closes on January 16, 2021.
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About John Jay College (CUNY)
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. 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 of 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.