Assistant Teaching Professor – Psychology – #077476 (104 views)

Syracuse, NY
November 30, 2023

Assistant Teaching Professor – Psychology – #077476


The Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor beginning August 2024. The initial appointment may be for up to three years and is renewable dependent on program need and instructor performance. Syracuse University offers a non-tenure track (NTT) pathway to promotion to associate or full teaching professor as desired. Promotion is not a requirement for reappointment. A successful candidate will demonstrate or have the potential to demonstrate excellence in both pedagogy and teaching. As with all faculty positions, there is an expectation to engage in service in the department, college, and university and to advise students.

The Department of Psychology comprises an interdisciplinary faculty with broad expertise in four areas of psychology including clinical, cognitive, school, and social psychology. Teaching faculty are affiliated with one or more of these areas. Many of our faculty also play active roles in the Neuroscience Program, Aging Studies Institute, Burton Blatt Institute on Disability, and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families across campus. As the largest undergraduate major, our department serves a diverse and engaged undergraduate student body.

Candidates must be able to teach introductory psychology. As one of multiple, collaborative instructors primarily responsible for teaching our introductory psychology course, successful candidates will be teaching large lecture courses. Supervising teaching assistants (TAs) is an important aspect of the position. Other undergraduate and graduate courses of varying sizes may be taught according to one’s specialization. Priority will be given to candidates with the expertise needed to develop courses aimed at improving student skills in cross-cultural competence, multiculturalism, and an appreciation of marginalized perspectives across psychology.

Applicants must complete a brief online application via and attach electronic copies of:

  • a cover letter
  • their Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a Teaching Statement describing their teaching philosophy, interests, and experience
  • a Diversity and Inclusion Statement describing how they seek to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and service
  • a sample Syllabus
  • contact information for three References

Three letters of recommendation are required. Detailed instructions for uploading confidential recommendation letters into the system will be sent to references identified in the application.

Applicants are encouraged to provide up to three additional materials (e.g., sample syllabi, assignments, lesson plans, student evaluations) that illustrate their pedagogy.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, candidates who apply by January 15th are given priority consideration.

Qualifications. The candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field.

Job Specific Qualifications. The candidate must be able to teach introductory psychology. Successful candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural competence to maximize his/her effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Teach three courses in the Fall semester and three courses in the Spring semester;
  2. Participate in curriculum maintenance, development, and assessment within the department;
  3. Engage in committee work and service activities in the department, college, and university.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community. Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University accepted community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Further, the Department of Psychology has a strong tradition of recruiting and mentoring under-represented minority students through targeted initiatives including a visitation day and a funded summer research program. Candidates can read more about Syracuse’s commitment to inclusion here:

EEOC. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans. Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Candidates can read more about Syracuse’s commitment to veterans here:

About Syracuse University. Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

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