Assistant Professor in Criminalistics

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, US


The Department of Sciences is seeking a tenure-track faculty member with advanced expertise in Criminalistics/Physical Evidence Analysis. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Forensic Science or Criminalistics or relevant fields such as Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Geology, Imaging Science or Materials Science with research expertise in forensic science. Equivalent experience in the area of Criminalistics or a closely related field, especially in evidence traces with micro and ultra-micro analysis methods at the federal, state, local or private level would be considered. The ideal candidate will have an active and productive research agenda, demonstrated expertise teaching criminalistics or other forensic science courses, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with a history of external funding, active collaborations, or contributions to the field of forensic science is preferred.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and research in the areas of General Criminalistics and may be responsible for teaching to science and non-science majors in the chemical, biological and forensic sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to share responsibility for committee and department assignments, administrative and supervisory functions, and perform guidance duties for the Department of Sciences.


Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in the area(s) of Criminalistics or closely related area. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement (e.g., established publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature), and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Candidates should also show promise for obtaining external funding for their research interests.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the range of $72,667 - $99,532.

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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