Former CIA director Petraeus to teach in New York

Former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned after it emerged he had an affair with his biographer, has accepted a teaching job at a university in New York, his new employer said.

Petraeus, 60, will teach public policy at City University of New York, or CUNY, starting in August.

The four-star general commanded coalition forces during the so-called surge in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, and is one of the most decorated and respected military figures of his generation.

Petraeus took over at the CIA in 2011 but resigned late last year after admitting to an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who is 20 years younger than him.