Assistant Professor, Psychology

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2022

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Assistant Professor, Psychology

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FT Faculty

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Salary Range
mid $60's

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Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive, and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Psychology Department at SUNY Cortland offers a B.A. and B.S. in psychology, a minor in psychology, a minor in psychology of children with disabilities, and a minor in forensic psychology. Our typical class size is 30, while class sizes in upper division labs and capstone courses tend to be around 12-20. We currently have over 300 psychology majors and 15 tenure-track faculty with a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester. Our program is aligned with the American Psychological Association ( APA ) guidelines for an undergraduate psychology major. Faculty have access to modern research and teaching facilities. The department is housed in the original, historically renovated Old Main building on upper campus.
For information about our current departmental faculty and course offerings please visit our website at: .

Major Responsibilities

  • Teach and assess learning in courses in the discipline, conduct research, and participate in college-wide governance.
  • Teach undergraduate courses based on department needs and area of specialization or study.
  • Develop or continue a program of active research, preferably involving undergraduate research assistants.
  • Additional responsibilities include engaging in service on departmental and college committees, student advisement, and a commitment to undergraduate education.

  • Ability to provide leadership in teaching, research, or service toward building an equitable and diverse academic environment
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
We seek a colleague who shares our commitment to civility, diversity, and inclusivity. Applicants with academic, professional, and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity equity and inclusion, who can share experiences and offer diverse perspectives to our students are encouraged to apply.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Works closely with department faculty
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Psychology or Human Development with specialization in developmental psychology, by the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of ability to teach foundational courses in psychology (e.g., Introductory Psychology, Statistical Methods, Research Methods, Applied Research Methods) and courses in the area of developmental psychology, child psychology in particular.
  • Evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate level and demonstration of an active research program that could include undergraduate research assistants also is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to civility, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Demonstrated academic, professional and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity, equity and inclusion, and the willingness to share lived experiences and offer diverse perspectives to our students.
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Special Instructions to Applicant

For consideration, applicants should submit:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Statement of teaching philosophy and interests, including how you incorporate and promote diversity and inclusivity
4) Statement of research interests, including a) a detailed plan for engaging undergraduates in research and b) examples of how research is focused on issues of equity, diversity, or social justice, where applicable

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  1. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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