Research Associate - International Terrorism Studies

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jan 03, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10003

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others. 

- Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding

- Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data

- Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings

- Collaborates with internal and external colleagues

- Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties


Research Associate




As part of its Criminal Justice mission, John Jay College operates a Center on Terrorism that brings together specialists on Terrorism studies and prevention. To carry out its goals, the Center employs internationally known personal to explore the interactions between criminal justice and terrorism initiatives and to assure that John Jay College is at the focal point of the national and international conversation surrounding this important issue. As such, we are currently looking to hire an internationally recognized scholar with experience both in the anthropological side of terrorism studies and the psychology of terrorist acts. The scholar must be versed in the ethnography of terrorists and the impact that religious beliefs have on terrorist initiatives.

In addition to the general duties, the Research Associate will:
- Secure external funding to support the Center,
- Collaborate with the Director and the Dean in setting the research agenda for the Center.
- Assist in supervising administrative assistants.
- Lead several major, long-term research initiatives at the College.

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. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay 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 complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


- PhD in anthropology or ethnography
- Track record of at least 10 years successful management experience (at the Principal Investigator or Project Director level) of large-scale research studies exploring interactions of the criminal justice system and terrorism
- Skilled in project management for research studies
- Successful track record of grant writing and management
- Background in ethnographic and social network analysis methods, and international recognition in terrorism studies
- History of extra-mural inter-institutional collaboration in research


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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January 16, 2014


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