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NYU Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York City, New York
Date posted
Aug 18, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Department of Applied Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning September 1, 2024.

Position Description:  Successful applicants will join a group of psychologists working across multiple domains to investigate how historical and contemporary structural inequities disproportionately shape outcomes for Black, Latine, Indigenous, migrant, and other marginalized individuals, families, and communities as well as the settings, organizations and institutions that serve them. We seek applicants whose research explores one or more issues that are relevant to this focus in the U.S. or other parts of the world, and whose research, mentorship, teaching and service reflects a commitment to equity, belonging, and justice.

Successful applicants will join the vibrant department of Applied Psychology which includes (a) a large and active undergraduate program with research, theory, and action among its core pillars (b) three MA degree-granting programs in Counseling and Mental Health and Wellness, School Counseling, and Human Development Research and Policy; and three PhD programs that enroll fully funded doctoral students (5 years of fellowship) in Developmental Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Psychology and Social Intervention. The department has an excellent track record of procuring extramural funding for research and training, supporting collaborative and transdisciplinary scholarship, and a commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging.

A network of Steinhardt research centers serves as an additional intellectual and scholarly node for junior scholars. The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) supports an Institute for Education Sciences-funded interdisciplinary pre-doctoral training (IES-PIRT) grant. It also offers seed grants for junior faculty, intensive grants management support and working groups that support scholars’ professional development, create intellectual and career support communities, and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. The NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) promotes engagement with community partners in the local education and human service arenas. The Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM) is a community of methodologists and domain scientists with expertise in statistics education, consulting and data and society.

Responsibilities:  The applicant is expected to engage in strong programmatic research; disseminate cutting-edge science; pursue and obtain grant funding; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide service to the Department, School, and University.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $100,000-$140,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. 

Qualifications:  In addition to a demonstrated commitment to scholarship and teaching, applicants must have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong scholarly productivity, including an active agenda of research and publication, the ability to secure and maintain external funding to support their research program, and the ability to meaningfully contribute to undergraduate and graduate training programs.

Applications:  Applicants should apply online via Interfolio. Candidates should upload: (a) cover letter providing short summary of experience and accomplishments, (b) curriculum vita, (c) three representative scholarly publications, (d) research statement (2-3 pages), (e) teaching statement (1-2 pages), (f) diversity statement (1-2 pages), and (g) the names and contact information for three referees (letters will be requested for short-listed candidates).

Review of applications will begin October 1st and will continue until the search is complete. For best consideration, materials should be received no later than November 1, 2023.

Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Natalie Brito, at

NYU Steinhardt: Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. NYU's dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may have the opportunity to engage in research and teaching at these global study and research sites. NYU and the Steinhardt School are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that it is imperative to provide fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all. Because broad diversity is essential for creating an inclusive climate, we will assess the many qualifications of each applicant. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.



NYU Steinhardt

Founded in 1890 as the first school of pedagogy in the US, today NYU Steinhardt advances the education, health, and well-being of people and communities around the world. We achieve this by fostering knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development.

We are committed to a holistic understanding of human development across the lifespan and address the full range of the human experience with more than 150 undergraduatemaster's, and doctoral degrees and more than 20 advanced certificates and artist diplomas. Across 11 departments and 13 research centers and institutes, our collaborative innovation and spirit provide students and faculty unique, interdisciplinary opportunities.

We leverage NYU’s vast, global network to expand opportunities for our students' and faculty's professional training and career advancement. Each semester, hundreds of our students study abroad in cities like Shanghai, Accra, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Sydney. Our unparalleled intersection of physical and psychological health, the arts, media, and communications positions us to build bridges and connect people around the globe.

The Steinhardt community’s impact spans academic fields as well as local and global communities. For more than 130 years, we have built community partnerships with schools, families, community agencies, arts organizations, cultural institutions, and healthcare facilities. Our Office for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging also leads actionable programs for accelerated change in our community and around the world.

Since its founding, Steinhardt has held a deep commitment to inclusion and diversity, a commitment that runs through NYU’s history as a university “open to all” and Steinhardt’s commendable record of teaching, research, and service to the community. At Steinhardt, we take seriously the proposition that a diverse faculty is imperative to providing our students with the best education to be offered by a higher education institution. Core to this is a strong belief that we benefit from a diversity of perspectives in our learning communities, recognizing that we are a stronger school when our faculty and students are diverse in terms of life experiences, perspectives, and approaches. As you explore the details of each of our open faculty positions below, know that we are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can. 

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