Assistant or Associate Professor - Anthropology

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jan 05, 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: 9553

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Anthropology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Social/Cultural Anthropology, commencing in August 2014. We seek to appoint a scholar who will demonstrate energy, expertise, research and publication at an early-career level, and who is able to translate that research interest into lively and engaging undergraduate courses that will be part of our new Anthropology major, scheduled to commence in the fall semester 2014. For full consideration applications should be received by February 16, 2014.

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 successful candidate will have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field. Regional areas of interest are not specified, but it is expected that the focus of research and theoretical interests will complement those of other members of the department. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in urban studies and a cosmopolitan commitment to the advocacy for justice that is the core mission of John Jay College. Demonstrated success at teaching, productive scholarship and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution are also required.


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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