New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Applied Psychology Department.
Description: Successful applicants will join a group of scholars – community, counseling, developmental, and social/political psychologists – to investigate how historical and structural inequities disproportionately a) affect wellbeing, mental and physical health, development, education, access to resources, and life opportunities for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, migrant and other marginalized communities; b) how they impact settings, organizations and institutions that serve diverse communities; c) how these, in turn, shape outcomes for youth, families, and communities; and how the narratives, ideologies and systems that maintain these disparities and inequities d) are resisted and challenged by marginalized communities; e) can be disrupted by theorizing, developing and testing ethical and equitable interventions in various community settings (e.g., schools, neighborhoods, welfare systems, legal systems, etc.) and policy solutions. We seek applicants whose research explores one or more of these issues 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. The department includes a large and active undergraduate program with research, theory, and action among its core pillars; 3 Master’s degree-granting programs in Counseling and Mental Health and Wellness, School Counseling, and Human Development Research and Policy; and 3 doctoral programs that enroll fully funded (5 years of fellowship) doctoral students in Counseling Psychology, Developmental 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.
The department of Applied Psychology is embedded within the Steinhardt School. Steinhardt is committed to the success and wellbeing of junior faculty. The school has established and continues to develop a range of supports within home departments and across the school and university for junior faculty. Simultaneously, the school is committed to continued institutional development to ensure a safe and productive space for diverse junior faculty. 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 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 successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining a programmatic line of research within their area(s) of expertise. They will also be responsible for teaching and advising undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students, and contributing to service in the department and university, and in their field.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree in Psychology or a related discipline, excellent record of research and publishing, ability to attract research support, and demonstrated commitment to research through the lens of social justice. University level teaching experience is preferred but not required.
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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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process (EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).