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Lecturer - Department of Political Science

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The City University of New York- Citizenship and Immigration Project (CUNY)

New York City, NY, United States

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Posted on
Jan 28,2019

Valid Through
May 13,2019


Lecturer - Department of Political Science


New York

New York



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason 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 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.


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 2019.

The Political Science Department at John Jay College, CUNY seeks an outstanding applicant for a tenure-track equivalent position as a lecturer in American politics beginning in Fall 2019. After seven years, a successful candidate may apply for a certificate of continuous employment, which provides job security privileges similar to tenure.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to teach our undergraduate American Government and Politics course. The Department seeks applicants with experience teaching this or similar courses and a track record of using innovative methods in undergraduate teaching. The successful applicant will also help coordinate the department’s other sections of our Introduction to 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 our department’s foundation courses such as US Congress; US Presidency; Political Parties, Interest Groups and Social Movements; Introduction to Law & Society; Urban Politics; Introduction to Public Policy; Political Philosophy; or Western Political Thought are considered a plus.


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


A master’s degree in political science is required. A track record of teaching excellence is also required. Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered.


The demonstrated ability to teach courses in political science.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 statement of teaching philosophy; 2) evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness and 3) a representative syllabus for American Government and Politics. 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, James Cauthen at

For more information about the position, email the chair of the search committee, Associate Professor Andrew Sidman at


Review of resumes to begin February 15, 2019

Posting closes on February 22, 2019.


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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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