CUNY Instructor or Assistant Professor – Psychology (Department of Social Sciences) in Queens, New York


The Department of Social Sciences at Queensborough Community College invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychology. The candidate will perform teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below, and will share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

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As a community college in the CUNY system, our students primarily take general education and lower division courses for university transfer. Teaching load not to exceed 25 hours total for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters); summer teaching is optional. Faculty on Assistant Professor tenure track lines receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. Faculty responsibilities include: teach introductory and 200-level courses in Psychology (for list of courses go to; participate in Departmental and College activities including committees, course and program assessment, curriculum development and preparation of grants; provide academic support and advisement for students.

For faculty in Instructor title, documented progress towards completion of a Doctorate is required for continued appointment. For faculty in Assistant Professor rank, continued scholarly activities are required for tenure and promotion. Some evening or weekend teaching may be required. Position to start in Fall 2019.

The Department of Social Sciences encompasses eight disciplines (Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) and has 33 full-time faculty. The department offers an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice (a Dual/Joint A.S./B.A. Degree Program in conjunction with John Jay College of Criminal Justice), an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education (a Dual/Joint A.S./B.A. Degree Program in conjunction with Queens College), an Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Program in Psychology and several concentration programs within the Associate of Arts Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Program. For more information see our website at


For Instructor appointment:

A Master's degree is required. Active ABD status in Psychology or Behavioral Sciences with Psychology Concentration is strongly preferred, OR Active ABD status in Psychology or Behavioral Sciences with Psychology Concentration from a regionally accredited institution is required.

For Assistant Professor:

A doctorate in Psychology or Behavioral Sciences with Psychology Concentration from a regionally accredited institution is required.


1) college level teaching experience in Psychology with strong preference for community college teaching experience, including teaching experience with student populations diverse in terms of race/ethnicity, language, gender, college preparedness and other categories reflective of our student body; see link to our website regarding Student Demographics at 2) record of scholarship and current research interests and activities in Psychology; 3) record of scholarship and interests in teaching/learning innovation; 4) experience with innovative student-centered learning and high-impact pedagogy (for more information on high-impact pedagogy see the following website: 5) experience with course and/or program assessment; 6) experience teaching diverse college student populations.


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.


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Candidates must provide a resume/CV.

In addition to the curriculum vita, applicants should provide a cover letter of no more than three pages addressing how your background and experience relate to the preferred qualifications and providing a succinct statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Applicants also should include a sample copy of a syllabus for an Introductory Psychology course for which they were the Instructor-of-Record.


February 8, 2019. Review of resumes to begin January 23, 2019.


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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.

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor – Psychology (Department of Social Sciences)

Job ID: 20007

Location: Queensborough CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular