Our Open Positions

The Policing Project at the New York University School of Law works at the cutting edge of bringing the tools of democratic accountability to policing. We are working with communities and police departments across the country to ensure that the public has a voice in policing policies and practices, and those practices are transparent and efficacious.

We are growing rapidly and are looking to hire two staff members to join our team: a Senior Program Manager or Associate Director of Community Engagement and a Senior Program Manager or Associate Director with a background in the social sciences.  (See below for a note about those interested eventually in academic careers.)

  • Chicago Community Engagement Director: We are hiring a full-time Chicago Community Engagement Director to assist with our Chicago Community Engagement Initiative.  The goal of the Initiative is to bring residents into conversation with police officials in their communities to “co-produce” public safety– that is, set priorities for policing and to decide together how they should be addressed and how neighborhoods are policed. The Chicago Community Engagement Director will be based in the Chicago, IL area and will work remotely with the core Policing Project team.  Requires J.D. and/or other graduate degrees in social work or public policy, a demonstrated interest in community engagement and criminal justice, and knowledge of Chicago and its diverse communities. Click here to learn more.

  • Senior Program Manager/Associate Director (Social Science): We also are hiring a Senior Program Manager or Associate Director with a background in the social sciences to lead our research and assessment projects. We are working with the California Department of Justice and the Center for Policing Equity to develop a guidebook for police departments on how to collect, assess, and report on traffic stop and pedestrian data, and we are also in the early stages of a 2-year study to assess police-community engagement efforts across the country in partnership with teams of social scientists and police departments to conduct assessment and cost-benefit analysis of various policing practices, including proactive policing and vehicle pursuits. Requires M.A. or Ph.D. in a social science or related discipline, and familiarity with research design, quantitative methods, cost-benefit analysis and/or program assessment. Knowledge of policing or related criminal justice fields preferred.  Click here to learn more.

We seek to have a diverse organization and heartily welcome applicants of all backgrounds.

Candidates with an interest in eventually pursuing a career in legal academia—either in traditional or clinical teaching—are encouraged to apply. There may be opportunities to structure any of these three positions as a 3-year fellowship, with opportunities for teaching and other professional development.