Assistant or Associate Professor - Security, Fire Sci. & Emergency Management

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jan 05, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
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: 9554

Regular/Temporary: Regular


John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track position in Fire Science and Fire and Emergency Services effective Fall 2014.

The department seeks a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate level,  capable of blending the theory and practice of fire science and fire and emergency services. The Assistant level is preferred. The faculty member must be capable of teaching the scientific aspects of fire science. The Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management is undergoing significant change and solicits applications from those dedicated to student success who appreciate the importance of teaching while simultaneously having an established plan of scholarly production. 

The Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management is a laboratory for a host of theoretical and practical applications relevant to safety and security, emergency planning and fire policy, fire science and emergency services. Offering undergraduate degrees in Security Management, Fire Science and Fire and Emergency Services, the department partners with agencies in the New York City metropolitan area. In addition, the department presently offers a Master's in Protection Management and has plans for a future online graduate program in Security Management.

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.


Doctorate degree in Fire Science, any of the relevant hard sciences such as Chemistry and Physics, Criminal Justice, Security Administration, Public Policy, or a closely related field is required. Promising ABDs or highly qualified and experienced people with advanced degrees may be considered. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The ideal candidate will also have significant practical experience in the fields relevant to Security, Fire, and Emergency Management.

We welcome all applicants in this field, but are especially interested in candidates with expertise or experience in one or more of the following specializations:
Introduction to Fire Science
Fire Safety Administration
Fire Dynamics
Building Construction and Life Safety Systems II
Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Systems
Fire Service Hydraulics
Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems
Survey of the Concepts of Operations Research
Fire Investigation
Seminar in Fire Protection Problems


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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For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Charles P. Nemeth at or 212.237.8756. Application materials should not be sent to this email address, candidates must apply via CUNYfirst.


February 2, 2014


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