The Department of Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, seeks a seasoned and outstanding scholar in criminal justice, criminology or a related field, qualified for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, to serve as Chairperson effective Fall 2018. This position is an opportunity to provide progressive leadership to John Jay’s flagship and largest department, serving four thousand undergraduate students in its B.S. in Criminal Justice and B.S. in Police Studies. The department features a versatile and accomplished faculty of approximately 25 full-time and nearly 100 part-time scholars, lawyers and practitioners who play key roles as directors or instructors for a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty also teach and advise extensively in various doctoral programs of the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, including the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice.

Duties related to the administration of the department include managing the departmental budget and supervising the hiring of adjunct faculty and staff; assigning courses and evaluating faculty performance; creating and executing a short and long term strategic plan including outcomes assessments; as well as delegating other responsibilities.

The department Chairperson represents departmental and faculty interests with administrators, other departments, programs and units, outside agencies, interested individuals and groups, and carries out the philosophy, goals, and policies of the Department, John Jay College and the City University of New York – CUNY.

Candidates must have a terminal degree and an exceptional record of research, service, and teaching in their field. The ideal candidate will have significant administrative experience, proven managerial abilities, outstanding interpersonal skills, a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, a record of collaborative leadership, the ability to effectively mentor junior faculty and to promote the professional development of all faculty and staff. Experience in program development and assessment, grantsmanship and online teaching best practices preferred.

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 department and detailed qualifications, please refer to the ad posted on the department’s website: www.jjay.cuny.edu.