The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Fall course adjunct needed at John Jay College

The History Department at John Jay College seeks instructors for:


HIS 224 A History of Crime in New York City

3 hours, 3 credits

HIS 224-01 – M/W – 3:05PM – 4:30PM

How criminal entrepreneurs seized the opportunities of their particular eras, from colonial days to the present. Topics include: pirates (Captain Kidd) and smugglers; slave revolts; river and railroad gangs; gambling and prostitution; prohibition-era bootlegging and the rise of organized crime (from the Mafia to Murder Incorporated); stock market fraud; crime on the waterfront; shoplifting; labor and business racketeering; drug dealing; arson for profit; computer fraud; the savings and loan scandal; environmental crime; and street gangs, with special attention to those (Gophers, Westies) in the John Jay neighborhood. Prerequisite: ENG 101

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Prof.  Allison Kavey –