The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Looking for someone to teach a History course in Otisville Correctional Facility

Carla Barrett, the Academic Director for the Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP) program at John Jay College, seeks an instructor for a Spring offering of one of the courses below:


POSSIBLE COURSE                                                                                      GEN ED CATEGORY

HIS 127 Microhistories: A Lens into the Past                                     JJC College Option: Learning from the Past

HIS 144 Reacting to the Past                                                                   JJC College Option: Communication

HIS 201 American Civ-From Colonialism through the Civil War    Flexible Core: US Experience

HIS 202 American Civilization – From 1865 to the Present             Flexible Core: US Experience

HIS 208 Exploring Global History                                                           Flexible Core: World Culture

HIS 214 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States                Flexible Core: US Experience


Here is a Link to John Jay Course Descriptions:


P2CP offers credit bearing John Jay classes to men incarcerated at Otisville Correctional Facility, a medium security men’s prison in Orange County, NY.


More details about teaching for P2CP:                                                                   

  • A class at the prison DOES count toward the total number of an adjunct’s classes. Regular adjunct pay applies as a John Jay adjunct.
  • The class would run once a week from 12:30-3:30 on Tuesdays. Currently, we are still planning to run mostly in-person classes at the prison (distanced and masked) in the Spring, but this course has the option to run:
  • in-person – this would involve driving to the prison (either with one’s own car with mileage reimbursements or via car rental for which the program reimburses) so one would need a valid Drivers License be willing to make the time commitment. The drive is approx. 1.5-2 hours one way depending upon where one is coming from in the city.
  • synchronous via a Webex teleconferencing set-up that connects to a prison classroom. “Remote” teaching at the prison is different from what we do at the college. Papers cannot be submitted electronically (they are snail mailed), there is no BlackBoard or email communication between students and professors. I am happy to explain the details about how we make this all work to anyone.
  • a hybrid modality combining the two, such as being mostly remote with an in-person class once a month, or some such.
  • The class size would be small (approximately 10-12 students) with highly engaged, mature, and dedicated students. Faculty generally find it to be a very positive pedagogical experience.
  • To work with incarcerated students – in-person or remotely – there is required background check paperwork, a department of corrections orientation and a TB test if going in-person.

Please contact Carla Barrett at who is happy to answer any questions or discuss more details with anyone who might be interested.