ASSISTANT PROFESSOR -10 MONTHS
Assistant Professor, Psychology
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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
) 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
- 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.
JOB REQUIREMENTS :
- 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
- Ph.D. in Psychology or Human Development with specialization in
developmental psychology, by the time of appointment.
- 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
- 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.
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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Documents Needed to Apply
- * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please
include the degree program.
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- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
- Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy