Assistant Teaching Professor – Psychology (76 views)

Syracuse, NY
July 9, 2020

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 2020. The initial appointment may be for up to three years, and is renewable dependent on program need and instructor performance. The candidate in this position must be able to teach a variety of large sections of psychology courses. The ability to teach introductory psychology is strongly preferred. In addition, the candidate should be able to teach undergraduate courses related to developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. Further, candidates should have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. The 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.

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

Job Specific Qualifications. The candidate must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities 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 and spring semesters;
  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..

Applicants must complete a brief online faculty application, On this form, they will attach electronic copies of their curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching interests and experience; a statement of how their teaching, service, and/or research supports diversity, inclusion, and equity; an example of a syllabus and assignment, and a cover letter. 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.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 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:

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.

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