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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Social Psychology in Oneonta, New York

The Department of Psychology at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology beginning Fall 2020. The professional obligation is for a ten-month academic year. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The College’s and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

The Department of Psychology has eleven full-time faculty members and is distinguished by small classes, highly accessible faculty, teamwork, research opportunities for students, and information technology-supported classrooms. The Department is part of the School of Sciences, which consists of 10 academic departments and 2,500 students majoring in 23 programs. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: teaching courses in areas such as social psychology, introductory psychology, behavioral statistics, psychological research methods, and/or an area of specialization, as well as other core courses of our curriculum to meet department needs; involving students in an ongoing research program; mentoring students; student advising; and actively participating in departmental and university life.

Required qualifications: PhD in social psychology or a closely related discipline (ABD considered; doctorate required at time of first renewal notification); ability to teach courses listed in duties above; ability to initiate a suitable and productive research program.

Preferred: evidence of teaching effectiveness; experience teaching courses listed in duties; experience teaching other courses in the core areas of our curriculum such as cultural psychology or industrial/organizational psychology; demonstrated experience involving students in research; evidence of the capability to provide effective advisement and mentoring to students; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

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