Assistant Professor of Psychology



Job description

Poughkeepsie, NY

The Psychology department in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Marist College invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin the fall of 2019. Marist College places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups and strongly encourages applicants who can support this mission.

We welcome candidates who take an interdisciplinary, integrative approach to human wellbeing at individual, group, and community levels. Priority will be given to candidates who engage in community-based research collaborations. The psychology department is interested in providing students with opportunities to understand the application of psychological and behavioral principles to issues such as social inequality and disparities, behavioral health, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Applicants should be flexible with regard to teaching assignments and confident in their abilities to teach courses in research methods and statistics. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses within their areas of expertise and will need to demonstrate the ability to develop lab courses that lead to increased understanding of the impact of social issues on human functioning across contexts. The expected course load for our faculty is 3:4. Applicants should be engaged in ongoing research activities and enthusiastic about working to support undergraduate students’ research projects.


  • Doctorate in Psychology or a related field
  • College level teaching experience
  • Competence in the use of instructional technology

About the Psychology Department

The psychology department is home to 17 full time faculty as well as several, valued part time faculty. The department offers an undergraduate psychology major and minor, and supports graduate programs in clinical mental health counseling and school psychology. The department members have expertise in many domains and work together to create a rich curricular experience for students that includes theory, research and applied fieldwork.

About Marist

Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus. A comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Marist employees also enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.

How to apply

To learn more or to apply, please visit Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.


Marist College, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Time, and "The Princeton Review," and by "Barron's Best Buys in College Education," is noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Founded in 1929, Marist's 210-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital.