Assistant Professor – Forensic Science or Forensic Chemistry



Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

The Department of Sciences is currently expanding its course offerings and research expertise in the area of forensic science and thus seeking to fill a tenure-track position in any area of forensics, but especially forensic chemistry or criminalistics. This position involves an equal emphasis on teaching excellence and research productivity. The principle teaching responsibility of this position is the instruction and coordination of our undergraduate and graduate level criminalistics and forensic science courses. Additional teaching opportunities include science courses for majors and non-majors, at all levels (introductory, advanced, graduate), that add to our current course offerings. Faculty on the tenure track must also regularly publish their scholarly research in respected journals and build a research program that will attract graduate and undergraduate students, and, ideally, extramural funding. Lastly, all faculty members are expected to provide substantial service to the mission of the Department and the College by serving on various academic committees, assisting in program administration such as in our growing undergraduate research program, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research methods, and contributing to the assessment and continued advancement of our curriculum.

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 area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


Ph.D. in a discipline within the natural or physical sciences, postdoctoral research training, a record of high-quality publications in the scientific literature, and prior experience teaching at the college level required.

Strong preference will be given to those candidates with past success pursuing extramural funding, and/or experience developing courses and curricula at the college level.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply, please send the following items as attachments (all in one email) by the closing date to the email address below:

1. A cover letter detailing interest in this position (max. 1 page)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. One or two representative research reprints
4. Statement of teaching philosophy (max. 1 page)
5. Intended research plan (max. 1 page)

In addition, three letters of recommendation are required and must come directly from the referee, also to the e-mail address below.

Respond To:

Lawrence Kobilinsky, Chairperson
c/o Nathan H. Lents, Deputy Chairperson

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