John Jay College — Lecturer, The Department of Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer – The Department of Psychology
Job ID: 23355
Location: John Jay College
Regular/Temporary: Regular


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 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 psychological science, especially as it relates to social and criminal justice. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology (broad training in traditional contemporary psychology along with a thematic focus on forensic specializations and issues). There are over 2000 majors, along with approximately 400 students in our Master’s programs in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Counseling. The CUNY Graduate Center doctoral programs in Psychology & Law and Clinical Psychology 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 refer to the Psychology Department home page:

The Department of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time lecturer position to begin in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach courses in the undergraduate program, such as Research Methods and Introduction to Psychology, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

This is a teaching position with a course load of eight 3-credit classes per year in addition to major expectations of departmental service. There is no expectation of research or publication. The position of lecturer is tenure-bearing through what is called a “certificate of continuous employment” (CCE) after the sixth annual reappointment.

The successful candidate must be eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As demonstrated in John Jay College’s Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Curriculum (the link provided herein:, 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.

CUNY anticipates a return to fully onsite work before January 2022 and this position is based in New York, NY.

Candidates must have a PhD, PsyD, or ABD at the time of appointment. Two years of college-level teaching experience, and evidence of strong effective teaching, are required. Candidates are expected to have expertise in teaching psychology including research methods. 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.

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 with a statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, curriculum vitae, and the 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.

The 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 resumes to begin January 1, 2022.
Posting closes on February 1, 2022.

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