Visiting Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure-Track) of Psychology

Binghamton, New York, United States

Job description

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character – shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life – promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position (nontenure-track, one-year) in psychology. The position will start Fall 2018 with an initial appointment of one year that might be extended for additional terms. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative teacher with a commitment to high-quality, rigorous undergraduate education (with a potential for graduate teaching as well). The area of specialization is open; however, we are particularly interested in individuals who may bring expertise in social, industrial/organizational, or multicultural issues.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester. There will be additional opportunities to participate in curriculum development and program assessment. There are likely to be opportunities for summer and inter-session teaching for extra pay as well.

The Psychology Department consists of 35 faculty members in three doctoral programs: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science, and Cognitive and Brain Sciences.  The department is family-friendly and there is a preschool on campus.  Additional information about the department is available at

Binghamton University, which is part of the State University of New York, enrolls approximately 17,200 undergraduate and graduate students, including more than 5,000 students of color and 1,500 international students from 100 countries.  The campus is located on 887 acres (including a 350-acre nature preserve) above the Susquehanna River and received the highest “green” rating in the Princeton Review’s ranking of colleges by environmental sustainability. Greater Binghamton is a metropolitan area of about 250,000 with an affordable cost of living and excellent schools. There are many outdoor and cultural activities demonstrating a unique blend of urban and rural appeal.  The employment base of the region is dominated by electronics and health care.

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Successful candidates will have a PhD in Psychology or related field and teaching experience. The area of specialization is open; however, we are particularly interested in individuals who may bring expertise in social, industrial/organizational, or multicultural issues. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative instructor with a commitment to high-quality, rigorous, undergraduate education.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates.  This requirement extends to employment and admission.  Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University’s complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

How to apply

Completed applications received by 9 February 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications arriving after this date will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a curriculum vita; a cover letter describing experience and interest in the position; and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach, sample syllabus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. awards, evaluations) and any other relevant information. Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your teaching performance. All documents should be submitted to:

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