The Department of Sociology



Job Description

Job Title: Department Chairperson (Professor) - Sociology

Job ID: 9844

Location: John Jay College

Full/Part Time:                 Full                                                                                        

Regular/Temporary:       Regular



The Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, seeks an outstanding senior scholar (area of specialization open) qualified for appointment as a full professor with tenure to serve as chairperson, effective Fall 2014. The position offers an opportunity to lead a versatile and accomplished department of 27 full-time and 50+ part-time members and to oversee the launch of a new Sociology major focused on Global Change and Inequality and Social Justice. Inauguration of our new Sociology major will complement our current degree and certificate programs, which include a major in Criminology with 800+ students; over 400 minors in Criminology, Sociology, and Dispute Resolution; and students in the Dispute Resolution certificate program. The new major will support the college's mission of "Educating for Justice" and increase liberal arts options for students.

Our faculty play key roles as directors or instructors for a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs such as Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Dispute Resolution, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and International Criminal Justice. Faculty also teach and advise extensively in various doctoral programs of the City University of New York's Graduate Center, including the PhD program in Sociology. 

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.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. and have an exceptional record of research, service, and teaching in sociology.  We are seeking a candidate who is an effective manager, possesses strong interpersonal skills, can provide visionary leadership, and can work collaboratively with the department's diverse faculty and who is committed to continued professional development of faculty and staff. The department chairperson is elected by the department faculty every three years.


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.


To apply please visit "  Once you have registered or logged in with your user name and password please upload an electronic letter of application discussing research and teaching interests and academic administrative experience along with (1) a curriculum vitae delineating educational background, employment history and community/college/ university service; (2) a one page statement of teaching and managerial philosophy; and (3) citations for two exemplary publications.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Susan Will at Please do not send application materials to this email.

For additional information about the department and detailed qualifications, please refer to the ad posted on the department's website


February 8, 2014


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Ric Curtis, Interim Chairperson
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