The Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies (LLS) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department invites applications from candidates with qualifications in one or both of the following areas:
1) the study of the Dominican Republic and/or the Dominican diaspora, with a preference for substantive specializations in inequality, human rights, migration, immigrant rights, and the dynamics of U.S. Dominican communities; and
2) Latin American and/or Latino/a history, with a preference for the post-independence period, relations with the U.S., and the early development of U.S. Latina/o communities.
The LLS Department offers a Minor and Honors Minor and will be implementing in the next few years an innovative B.A. degree designed to offer students a program of study that integrates the fields of Latin American and Latina/o Studies consistent with the College’s theme of “Educating for Justice.” With eight full-time faculty lines, the Department is among the largest Latina/o Studies Departments in the City University of New York, and John Jay College has the largest enrollment of Latina/o students of any four-year college in the northeastern United States. The LLS Department is committed to expanding the intellectual development and career horizons of its students with excellent teaching and mentoring programs and strongly subscribes to the College’s goal of educating “fierce advocates for justice.”
Assistant Professors perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise, and share responsibility for committee and department assignments and other functions.
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 School 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. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.
Ph.D. degree in a field or discipline appropriate to the areas of specializations noted above. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop an active research and publication agenda, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
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.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, list of references, and a cover letter by the closing date to:
Lisandro Pérez, Professor and Chair
Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
524 West 59th Street, 8th floor, room 8.63.33
New York, NY 10019
Closing Date: January 6, 2013
Equal Employment Opportunity
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