Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology

New York, NY
Jun 16, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Sociology Department at John Jay College, of The City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in statistics, quantitative methods and data analysis with a substantive emphasis on global and social change, beginning Fall 2018. Secondary optimal areas of demonstrated teaching and research interest are migration, inequality, social justice, urban sociology, political sociology, and Asian studies. The successful candidate will be well qualified to teach courses in social statistics, methods, and evaluation research, as well as substantive courses, particularly those with an international and global focus on social change and social movements. The position also offers the potential to teach special topics courses in the applicant's area of expertise, and in the graduate programs of the College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

The successful candidate will have mastery of quantitative research methods and statistics, and one or more mainstream data analysis tools (e.g., R, SAS, Stata, Amos, HLM, Python, and ArcSIS), a commitment to bringing enthusiasm and innovation to teaching and curriculum development, and an active research agenda. Additional responsibilities of the position include publication of scholarly research and serving on College and Department committees.

We seek candidates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and who are eager to work with our student body which is 39% Hispanic, 28% White, 21% Black, and 12% Asian, is represented by more than 130 nationalities, is 47% first generation, and 33% foreign born. John Jay College is officially designated as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI). It also has a vibrant LGBTQ student and faculty community.

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 institution that enriches the 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. Now under the leadership of its fifth President, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Karol V. Mason, 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, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings.


A Ph.D in Sociology, or Ph.D. in Criminology/Criminal Justice/Law and Society with a sociological orientation, is required. Also required is superior ability as an instructor, a strong commitment to productive scholarship and publication, to diversity and inclusion, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


Salary will be commensurate with 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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Three reference letters should be emailed directly by recommenders to Professor Henry Pontell, Chair, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice at: by the closing date below.

Questions should be sent via email to:, with your name in the subject line.


Posting closes on September 30, 2017

Review of the resumes will begin on September 6, 2017.


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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.

Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology

Job ID: 16935

Regular/Temporary: Regular