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St. John's University


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


Queens, NY
ID: 218797-951





Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


The Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security in the Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University is seeking applicants a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, commencing September 1, 2022.


The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.


Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 


The College
The Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 3600 students in 29 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs.  For more information about CCPS, please visit

The Division
The Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security has a dynamic practitioner/academic faculty and provides the following relevant programs: an American Bar Association approved paralegal program, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security majors and minors at the undergraduate level and two graduate programs, including a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership and an innovative Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS) in Homeland Security.  Faculty focus on key areas of skill development that include critical thinking, oral and written expression, team membership, leadership and employability readiness. For more information about the Division, please visit


The Division is looking for candidates who can support the growth of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs and provide leadership and curricular programming in the Homeland Security Simulation Center. Candidates should be familiar with technology-supported learning pedagogy, be able to integrate technology into teaching using simulations software and techniques for real data analysis, both face-to-face, online and hybrid modes. The Homeland Security Simulation Center will offer student opportunities to apply coursework learning to realistic situations they may face. Candidates engage primarily in teaching and will support core and elective courses for a diverse array of students.  Our faculty engage in professional and program development and assessment and service to the University and broader community.  Professional activities including consultation, presentations, research and writing for the academic or professional community are expected. Student advisement and active participation in departmental and college events, academic assessment, and committees will be required. 


Candidates should have a doctorate in criminal justice, homeland security or a related and relevant discipline or candidates possessing a J.D. who have gained admittance to a state bar association are invited to apply as well.  Candidates who possess professional practitioner experience in Criminal Justice or Homeland Security disciplines are preferred.  Research-based teaching experience at the university level is required. Course specific interest or expertise is welcome.


Preference will be given to candidates who can support the growth of masters and doctoral programs and provide leadership and curricular programming in the new simulation and homeland security labs. Candidates should be familiar with technology-supported learning pedagogy, be able to integrate technology into teaching, use simulation software and techniques for real time data analyses, and be comfortable teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modes of course delivery. Additional elements of knowledge of emergency management, global security dynamics and issues, legal issues, cyber security, forensic science,  forensic psychology, investigative services, data mining, information assurance, and/or predictive analytics are welcome. Candidates must show evidence of teaching excellence, professional and scholarly activity, student engagement and a strong commitment to service.


“All persons hired are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”


Application Process
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest and CV online.  Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruitment process. Questions about the position may be directed via email to Dr. Antoinette Collarini-Schlossberg, Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security.


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.