Assistant Professor- Department of Psychology and Human Development
About SUNY Empire State College:
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative, nontraditional teaching and learning.
SUNY Empire is part of the State University of New York system and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, SUNY Empire primarily serves working adults pursuing associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online and onsite at locations in every region of the state and abroad.
The college's 50-year commitment to flexible, individualized learning is represented by faculty mentors who guide students throughout their academic studies, the ability for students to build individualized degree plans, the award of credit for learning gained from life and work experience, world-class academic and social student-support communities, and flexible course delivery methods that meet students' diverse learning preferences. The college boasts more than 89,000 successful alumni and partners with nearly 16,000 students each year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.
SUNY Empire State College is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that a diverse faculty is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world.
We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development. Faculty-development opportunities include our annual Fall Academic Conference and the annual Institute on Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.
SUNY Empire State College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, with a specialization in biological psychology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate classes in psychology. The department has teaching needs in the areas of biological psychology, brain and behavior, cognitive psychology, and research methods. Faculty teach online courses, independent studies, and group studies, working at a distance, face-to-face, and/or in blended modalities. As academic mentors, faculty members work with students to develop individualized and structured degree programs.
- Developing and teaching online courses and independent studies in psychology
- Mentoring and advising students as they develop individualized and structured degree programs
- Developing and applying knowledge of Empire State College's degree requirements in mentoring and advising students
- Participating in curriculum development and academic assessment in the Department of Psychology and Human Development
- Participation in college service
- Development and maintenance of an active research agenda
- An earned doctorate in psychology from a regionally accredited U.S. university or comparable non-U.S. university. Candidates with a doctorate in a closely related field (e.g., cognitive neuroscience) will be considered if they have substantial graduate coursework in psychology.
- College-level teaching experience
- Ability to teach biological psychology at the advanced level
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment
- Desire and skills to engage with a diverse student body
- Ability to teach research methods, cognitive psychology, and /or introduction to psychology
- Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning
- Experience in online and blended teaching modalities
- A record of scholarly engagement and an established research agenda
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity issues in higher education
- Teaching in the evening may be required
- Office hours will vary to accommodate student needs
- Some travel and overnights required
- This position will be located in Rochester, NY
Rank/Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Empire State College is an EOE employer.
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Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:
- Cover letter
- Name and contact information of three references
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