Assistant Professor, John Jay College


The Sociology Department, which administers the Dispute Resolution Certificate and Minor at John Jay College of The City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in conflict resolution beginning Fall 2017. The hiring rank is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate will be part of one of the nation’s pioneer programs offering coursework in conflict resolution since 1981 to over 600 undergraduate students each year. In addition to having an active research agenda in conflict resolution, the successful candidate will bring enthusiasm, innovation, and commitment to teaching and curriculum development.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have substantive knowledge about conflict resolution and are qualified to teach undergraduate courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary conflict resolution coursework. In particular, the successful candidate will teach core and skills courses in addition to special topics courses developed in the applicant’s area of specialty in conflict resolution.  Additional responsibilities of the position include advising students and serving on College and department committees and performing other assignments.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion and be eager to work with our diverse student body which consists of the following: 39% Hispanic, 28% White, 21% Black, and 12% Asian, more than 130 nationalities, 47% first generation, and 33% foreign born. John Jay College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI).

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the college offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, the college has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.


The Ph.D. discipline is Sociology or one where candidates are demonstrably part of the conflict resolution scholarly community. Also required are the demonstrated ability to teach successfully, commitment to productive scholarship, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Area of research focus is open, though candidates will be expected to advance conflict resolution research.


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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Posting closes on November 29, 2016.

Review of the resumes will begin on October 21, 2016.


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.