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CUNY Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Psychology, Animal Behavior in New York, New York

Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Psychology, Animal Behavior

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Hunter College

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The Department of Psychology at Hunter College of The City University of New York invites applications for a position at the rank of Doctoral Lecturer in Animal Behavior. This is a full-time appointment beginning August 25th, 2023, with a renewable yearly contract and eligibility for a Certificate of Continuous Service. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in animal behavior, experimental psychology, and statistics. Some evening or weekend teaching may be required. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities and professional organizations in psychology. This position includes teaching the equivalent of 8 courses (24 credits) at the undergraduate level per academic year. Allocation for overseeing and supervising the ABC Non-Thesis Externship course will be considered part of this teaching workload. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Department Chairperson, including service on departmental, divisional, and College-wide committees.


We seek an individual with a strong commitment to teaching and an ability to work with diverse student populations. While research and publication are not required for the position, they are looked upon favorably by the College and are used in determining eligibility for a Certificate of Continuing Employment, which is available after five years of service.

A Ph.D. is required, ideally in the areas of Animal Behavior and/or Comparative Psychology. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching various courses in these areas, as well as experimental psychology and statistics. Also required are interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Three years of teaching experience is needed and ability to teach a variety of courses in psychology. Experience with student research and educational technology, as well as teaching in a college setting with diverse communities are preferred. Research knowledge is desired to assist with student placement in research externships.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience ($56,821 - $98,309)

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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26233

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required

material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position and courses you would be interested in teaching.

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (including summaries of teaching evaluations, if possible)

  4. Teaching portfolio (including syllabi)

  5. Names, email, and postal addresses for up to 3 individuals familiar with your teaching experience who will submit recommendation letters. Please have your referees email their letters of recommendation directly to the Search Committee via email:

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on March 1, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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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.