Nov 08, 2019

Assistant Professor, Psychology PhD or JD/PhD

  • John Jay College, CUNY
  • New York, NY
Full time Applied Psychology Clinical Cognitive Counseling Development Experimental Forensic Judicial/Law Quantitative Social

Job Description




Psychology PhD or JD/PhD (sub-discipline open; research interests related to intersection between Psychology and Law, broadly defined).

The Department of Psychology at John Jay College invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR rank, to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to effectively teaching and mentoring diverse populations of students, develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda, have the potential to obtain external funding, and participate actively in service. The hiring committee is especially interested in applicants who, through their leadership, service, lived experience and/or research, will contribute to the diversity mission of the college. The Psychology Department has significant strength in forensically related and social justice areas and seeks applicants with complimentary interests (Ph.D. required).  

Faculty will perform teaching, research and advising duties in area(s) of expertise; share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.



PhD, JD/PhD or equivalent in area(s) of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to teach successfully, has a demonstrated record of scholarship or achievement, and will be able to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Forty-seven percent of John Jay students are first-generation college students. The college seeks a faculty member who thrives in a multi-cultural, collaborative academic environment and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education. The successful candidate must be eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.



Salary commensurate with experience.  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.



All candidates must submit an application through CUNY First. Go to Click "Browse job openings". Search by Job Opening ID number (21340). Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available. Three (3) reference letters should be emailed to:, with the candidate’s name in the subject line. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the same email address.


Review of applications will begin November 30, 2019



The Psychology Department at John Jay College currently has 40 full-time faculty members committed to strong teaching and mentoring of our diverse student body and dedicated to seeking social justice through science. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology, with roughly 2000 majors. Our well-established Master’s programs in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Counseling enroll approximately 400 students from around the country and the world. The CUNY Graduate Center doctoral programs in Psychology & Law and Clinical Psychology @ John Jay are housed at John Jay as well. The Psychology & Law program trains research-focused scholars. The APA Accredited Clinical Doctoral Program endorses a scientist-practitioner model, maintaining a balance between research training and strong clinical preparation. 

For more information about our department, programs and faculty, please explore the Psychology Department website further:


John Jay College, CUNY



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Job Opening ID number: 21340



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