Assistant Professor of Psychology

SUNY Oswego
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

State University of New York at Oswego
Assistant Professor of Psychology


The Department of Psychology at SUNY Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021 (Preferred) or January 2022.


Posting Date: June 3, 2021


Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or


Date of Appointment: August 2021 (Preferred) or January 2022


Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Psychology will teach undergraduate courses in research methods, survey courses, and advanced seminar courses related to the area of interest. The Assistant Professor will have a scholarly research program that does (or could involve) undergraduate students. Student advisement and service on departmental and college-wide committees is also expected.


SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Assistant Professor of Psychology will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, ABD candidates with degree completion by August 2021 will be considered
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience teaching undergraduate courses and mentoring undergraduate students in research
  • Expertise in developmental science (with an explicit biological focus, preferably behavioral genetics) OR cognitive science/social cognition (with a focus on motivated cognition broadly defined)
  • Post-doctoral training


To Apply Submit:

  • CV/Resume
  • Separate research and teaching statements
  • A diversity, equity and inclusion statement addressing how your commitment to the college's values of a diversity, equity and inclusion have been demonstrated in your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, professional development, or service
  • Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or transcript showing program in process for ABD candidates
  • Evidence of teaching performance
  • Contact information for three professional references (please note, only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)


electronically to:


If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Adam Fay, Search Chair at


Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.


Description of Department: The Department of Psychology offers a B.A. program with over 400 students and 14 full-time faculty, who have been awarded multiple grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The department contributes to interdisciplinary programs that include Cognitive Science, a 5-year B.A./M.B.A. program, a graduate program in Human Computer Interaction, and a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies. The department is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate research. More information about the department can be found at

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy


In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  


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