Assistant Teaching Professor – Psychology



Job description

Syracuse, NY

Job #: 074431

Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FLSA Status: Exempt


Determined by Department Chair

Job Type: Full-time

Rank: Assistant

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Job Description

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 2019. The initial appointment may be for up to three years, and is renewable dependent on program need and instructor performance. A candidate in this position must be able to teach introductory psychology. Candidates who can teach classes in child clinical, development, or clinical or school psychology are preferred. Other undergraduate and graduate courses may be offered according to one’s specialization. Further, candidates should demonstrate excellence in cultural competence, including the ability to communicate effectively with people across cultures. 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, & university and to advise students.


Ph. D. in Psychology preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in cultural competence, including the ability to communicate effectively with people across cultures.


The successful candidate will –

1. Teach 3 courses in 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, & university.


Application Instructions

Applicants must attach electronic copies of their curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching. Teaching portfolios are welcome but not required. 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 until the position is filled.

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. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

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.


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.

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.

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