David Petraeus, the former four-star general who was forced out as head of the CIA because he had an affair with his biographer, has accepted a post as a visiting professor in New York.
In a statement released this week, Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York said the former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named a visiting professor for public policy. He will start Aug. 1.
Petraeus, who earned his bachelor of science degree at West Point and has a doctorate from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has written extensively on international relations, military strategy and national security.
“CUNY is profoundly honored to welcome Dr. Petraeus to our academic community,” Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of The City University of New York, said in a statement.
After a decorated military career, Petraeus took over the CIA in September 2011. He resigned last November, apologizing for an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.