The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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John Jay College’s Department of Africana Studies seeks adjuncts

John Jay College’s Department of Africana Studies seeks adjuncts to teach an undergraduate course called AFR 215 (Police and Urban Communities) for Spring 2022:


All members of the community should have an expectation that they will be safe and protected as they go about their daily lives. In this course students will examine the widespread assumption that in exchange for effective policing residents of low income communities should have to give up their rights such as freedom from unreasonable surveillance, search, privacy and racial/ethnic profiling. Also explored is the ideal role of the police in low income communities in comparison to the reality of how they are actually policed. We will discuss theories of policing, the constitutional constraints on police actions, and the history of policing in these communities. Using case studies and student input we will discuss the critique of current community policing and will also discuss best practices in this area.

Credits: 3   Prerequisite: ENG 101

Quick facts:

  • There are currently 3 – 4 sections available (as of today, Tuesday, 10/26).
  • Preference will be given to individuals who are able to teach 3 (the maximum), then 2, then only 1 course.
  • A syllabus will be available. (You will not have to create your own).
  • The ideal person would be able to teach in-person two days a week (preferred)
  • No cover letter is needed.
  • If you are interested (but your CV needs revising), you may send me (Teresa A. Booker, Chairperson, Department of Africana Studies – ) an e-mail now (and provide your CV by Monday, 11/1).
  • A short online interview is required of potential candidates.