Full Professor/Chair of the Department of Public Management in New York, New York


The Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, seeks an exceptional senior scholar in Public Management (area of specialization open) with a demonstrated commitment to justice to serve as chair effective Fall 2018. The preferred candidate will be qualified for appointment as a full professor with tenure. Exceptional senior associate professors may be considered. The chair is elected every three years by the department faculty. The position offers an opportunity to lead a versatile and accomplished department of 27 full-time and 40+ part-time members.

Our faculty play key roles as directors, coordinators, deputy chairs, and instructors for a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs in Public Administration and in Accounting, including the Public Administration major, Criminal Justice Management major, the Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics major, the Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting, MPA program in Public Policy and Administration, and the MPA program in Inspection and Oversight. The MPA programs are offered face-to-face and online. Faculty also teach and advise in various doctoral programs of the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

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 institution that enriches the 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 Center of the City University of New York. Now under the leadership of its fifth President, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Karol V. Mason, the 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 with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings.


Ph.D. degree in public administration or a closely related field at time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding scholarship and teaching excellence, with experience in academic administration as a department chair, deputy chair or program director. We seek a colleague who thrives in a multi-cultural setting and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively are equally important. The successful candidate will have experience in the faculty personnel process and an ability to mentor and guide faculty successfully in the tenure and promotion processes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Evidence of success in securing external funding, experience teaching adults, and experience with best practices for teaching online.


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.


To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. The application letter should address the candidate’s scholarly agenda, teaching philosophy, and teaching experience, at a minimum.

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Once you have registered or logged in with your user name and password, upload the required information as a single document. The three recommendation letters ONLY should be emailed to Dr. Maria J. D’Agostino, Ph.D., Department Chair, at mdagostino@jjay.cuny.edu.


Review of resumes to begin September 15, 2017. Posting closes on October 19, 2017.