CUNY Associate Professor - Faculty Director of Macaulay Honors College at John Jay in New York, New York


Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. 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.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees 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. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.

John Jay College seeks a Faculty Director (Associate Professor) to lead its two distinct honors programs: the John Jay College Honors Program and Macaulay Honors College at John Jay. The college launched the John Jay Honors Program (HP) in 2008 and soon thereafter joined the CUNY-wide Macaulay Honors College (MHC), admitting its first Macaulay cohort in 2013. The innovative honors curriculum uses the theme of The Common Good as a lens through which students explore issues of justice and injustice using various disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Coursework involves scaffolded development of specific skills in analytical reading and writing, academic argumentation, and original scholarly research, culminating in cutting-edge senior capstone projects. As a community of excellence and high achievement at a minority- and Hispanic-serving institution, the honors community at John Jay College, comprised of 300 honors scholars, is committed to the promotion of racial justice and true diversity, both within the community itself and in the various academic explorations and community projects in which the students engage.

POSITION OVERVIEW Reporting to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Director of Honors Programs oversees a staff of three academic advisors and administrators. The Director oversees recruitment, admissions, academic and programmatic policies, curriculum, faculty staffing, student orientation, the first-year colloquium, senior capstone projects, special events, the annual trip, and reporting and program assessment. The successful candidate will:

  • Design and implement the recruitment and admission plans for the John Jay College Honors Program and the Macaulay Honors College at John Jay.

  • Supervise a team of academic advisors and administrators and ensure that all honors students receive high-quality, high-touch, personalized advising and career development opportunities.

  • Coordinate the scheduling and staffing of course offerings in the honors programs.

  • Supervise new student orientation and direct the year-long first-year colloquium experience, a combination of personal and professional development designed to support students as they strive for academic excellence.

  • Oversee the planning of events and opportunities for honors students including cultural, scholarly, and community events, special opportunities, and the annual trip.

  • Direct all aspects of the senior capstone experience including the recruitment of faculty mentors, support of student research projects, and the presentation of honors capstones to the college community.

  • Support the career and personal development of honors scholars, especially their advancement to prestigious fellowships and top-tier graduate and professional programs.

  • Work with other academic departments and programs to spread successful models and build synergy across academic units.

  • Partner with the Office of Institutional Advancement to develop funding streams to support honors program scholarships and activities.

  • Engage with external partners including program alumni in industry, academia, and government, to establish internships and other professional preparation opportunities.

  • Execute annual data collection and reporting and program assessment.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Preferred qualifications include experience in academic program development, project management, data analysis, and reporting as well as a record of successful funding proposals for research, program development, or other relevant solicitations.


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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Review of resumes to begin March 15, 2019. Posting closes on March 27, 2019.


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Job Title: Associate Professor - Faculty Director of Macaulay Honors College at John Jay

Job ID: 20319

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular