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CUNY Distinguished Lecturer/Associate Academic Director - Psychology Programs in New York, New York

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer/Associate Academic Director - Psychology Programs

Job ID: 21270

Location: School of Professional Studies

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2019 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

CUNY SPS currently seeks candidates for a non-tenure track teaching position at the rank of Distinguished Lecturer/Associate Academic Director for the School’s two online Psychology programs: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Psychology Program.

The general responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, curriculum development, advisement and support of students, participation on committees and in School governance, scholarship, and other duties as assigned.

Expected start date Fall 2020.


Bachelor's degree and a record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


The preferred candidate will have the following:

• Earned doctorate in Psychology

• A record of teaching, research, and scholarly activity in psychology

• Experience with Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Developmental Psychology

• Experience teaching Statistics and/or Research Methods

• Previous experience with thesis and capstone project oversight

• Experience with online teaching and learning in higher education

• Commitment to advance the success of an online learning environment

• Experience with curriculum and course development, and assessment, with particular emphasis in psychology and online course/program development

• Proven ability to communicate effectively with students for advisement and mentoring

• Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, administration, and staff of the CUNY School of Professional Studies and other divisions across the University

• Excellent oral, written, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills


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.

Salary up to $90,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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December 19, 2019


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