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Lecturer - Department of Political Science

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City, New York
Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022

Lecturer - Department of Political Science

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John Jay College

Full/Part Time





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.


Lecturer—American Politics


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

The Political Science Department at John Jay College, CUNY seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track equivalent position as lecturer in American politics beginning in Fall 2023. After five years, the successful candidate may apply for a certificate of continuous employment, which provides job security privileges similar to tenure. This position of lecturer is a teaching position with a course load of eight classes per year in addition to the expectation of departmental and College service. There is no expectation of research or publication.

This position is part of a college initiative to increase full-time coverage of our gateway and foundations courses. Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to teach our undergraduate introductory American Government and Politics course. The Department seeks applicants with a track record of using innovative methods in undergraduate teaching. The successful applicant will also help coordinate the department’s other sections of our introductory American Politics course in an effort to improve teaching methods.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach multiple sections of American Government and Politics each academic year. In addition, the ability to teach courses on topics such as Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Gender and Politics; Urban Politics; Public Policy; Research Methods; Political Philosophy; International Relations; Comparative Politics; American Political Institutions; State and Local Politics; or Public Law are considered a plus. The ability to coordinate the department’s experiential learning opportunities, like Model UN and internship programs, is also a plus. 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 are expected to bring enthusiasm and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. 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 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.


Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.


A master’s degree in political science. A Ph.D. in political science is preferred. This includes applicants who will have a Ph.D. in political science by Fall 2023. Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered. Also required are the willingness to participate in service, the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the range of $69,983-$87,004.

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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Candidates should provide a letter of application, a CV/resume, and, in one document: 1) a writing sample; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy ; 3) a diversity statement; and 4) a portfolio of teaching materials (e.g., evidence of preparedness to teach a diverse student body, sample syllabi and assignments, teaching observation reports, student evaluations). All should be provided electronically through CUNYfirst following the instructions above. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Chair of the Political Science Department, Professor Susan Kang at

For more information about the position, email the Chair of the Search Committee, Maxwell Mak at


Review of resumes to begin October 15, 2022.

Posting closes on December 1, 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

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