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CUNY Assistant Professor in Psychology for Climate Change Cluster Hire in New York, New York

Assistant Professor in Psychology for Climate Change Cluster Hire

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Baruch College

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The Department of Psychology in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in climate and environmental psychology, conservation psychology, or the behavioral economics of climate change to begin in August 2023.

This position is part of an interdisciplinary cluster of new faculty across Baruch College studying climate change mitigation, impacts, resiliency, and adaptation. This faculty cluster will strengthen our existing research base, contribute to climate-related academic programs and opportunities for students (such as the Baruch/CUNY Climate Scholars Program and curricular design as noted in the current Baruch Strategic Plan), increase climate-related career opportunities for our graduates, and enhance climate-related collaborations across CUNY. Faculty in the cluster are expected to collaborate with one another, a new Data Science cluster, the new Entrepreneurship cluster, as well as appropriate centers and institutes.

Candidates should demonstrate strong research potential with evidence of an active research agenda related to climate change. The candidate should be motivated to seek intramural and extramural funding to support their research. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate environmental psychology and climate-related and sustainability-related courses, as well as foundational courses in psychology. Candidates must be committed to engaging undergraduates in their research. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are also important to the function of our school, the preparation of our students; to our scholarly endeavors and to address core problems within our society. Candidates should be committed to these types of DEI endeavors. We encourage potential applicants to explore the equity work that we are doing as a school on the DEI Committee website.

Baruch College, located in the historic Gramercy Park/Flatiron district of Manhattan, is one of eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). We are proud to serve a diverse and engaged student body of over 19,000. Our students represent a wealth of racial, ethnic, economic, religious, linguistic, and national origin backgrounds, and include many recent immigrants as well as individuals who are the first in their families to attend college. Baruch is ranked among the top institutions of higher education in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education for promoting student social mobility. Baruch is also listed among the nation’s top public colleges for academic excellence. Baruch seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education. Visit us at

The Department of Psychology houses undergraduate programs in General Psychology (BA) and Industrial- Organizational (IO) psychology (BBA), and terminal master’s programs in Mental Health Counseling (MMHC) and IO psychology (MSIO). Several members of the faculty are also members of the doctoral faculty of various psychology training areas at CUNY’s Graduate Center, the Ph.D. degree conferring institution within CUNY ( and the successful candidate could be considered for a concurrent doctoral faculty position at the Graduate Center after establishing their research program at Baruch College.


All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Psychology, Conservation Psychology, Behavioral Economics, or a closely related field by August 25, 2023. Preferences will be given to candidates who can thrive in an interdisciplinary environment, show evidence of research productivity or trajectory, and show a demonstrated ability or interest in teaching a diverse student population.


$72,667 - $99,532; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide a) a CV, b) a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in the position, c) a statement of research and teaching that provide background, objectives, and future plans, and d) a narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university. Candidates may also include up to 3 publication reprints (including papers in press or in preparation) and other relevant materials.

All applicants who are invited for an interview are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references to the address below.

Dr. Mindy Engle-Friedman (Search Chair) Mindy.Engle-Friedman@baruch.cuny.eduf

Emailed or hard-copy applications will not beconsidered.


This position will be open until filled (Search Reopened).


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.