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Assistant Professor of Anthropology of Race and Justice

City University of New York
Church Street, New York
Closing date
Jan 11, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology of Race and Justice

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John Jay College

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY, and offers bachelor's and master's degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Anthropology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks to make a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Social/Cultural Anthropology of Race and Justice commencing in August 2023.

John Jay College is the college of justice at CUNY and has a long-standing reputation for excellence in matters related to social justice and equity. Within this intellectual and political context, the Anthropology Department has two distinct majors: (1) Anthropology and (2) Deviance, Culture and Crime.

We seek a hire who can contribute to both majors and complement and augment our strengths in any of the following areas: antiracism, critical race theory, anthropology and policing, political economy, border studies, migration, urban inequality, gender and sexuality, ethnography and ethnographic writing, militarism, political and legal anthropology, art/performance and justice, infrastructure, and environmental justice. Specialties of interest include Africanist/African American, Asianist/Asian American, and Latin Americanist/Caribbeanist/Latinx. Geographic area open; the department is committed to expanding its expertise beyond the United States.The hiring committee is especially interested in applicants who contribute to the diversity mission of the college through their leadership, community service, research, and/or lived experiences.

We are a small department with nine (9) full time and two (2) substitute faculty. Strong preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated aptitude for teaching and learning in intellectually and demographically diverse environments. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring a diverse student body at our large urban public college. The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain a robust research and publication program, to deliver research training to students,to demonstrate commitment to social inclusion and equity;and to educate for justice, a core mission of John Jay College.

The successful candidate should share and be able to demonstrate a commitment to John Jay College's Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Curriculum ( ). The College seeks a faculty member who thrives in a multicultural, collaborative academic environment and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.




Active engagement in the discipline of anthropology through scholarship and research. Knowledge of and established commitment to social justice pedagogies centered in collaborative, experiential and student-centered learning. Experience in publications involving cross cultural research and analysis. Experience and/or aptitude in grant-writing. Ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the range of $72,667 - $99,532.

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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Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit the following: an application letter that includes a statement of teaching and research interests and how you will contribute to the diversity goals of the College, a curriculum vitae, names of three references along with contact information, and proof of degree or progress toward the degree. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document preferably in PDF format.


Review of resumes to begin October 20, 2022.

Posting closes on January 6, 2023.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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