Instructor or Assistant Professor - Psychology (Social Sciences)

Job ID: 10071

Contract Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor

Location: Queensborough Community College

Department: Social Sciences

Category: Faculty

Issue Date: January 14 2014

Closing Date: March 19 2014

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Faculty Vacancy Announcement:
Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

As a community college in the CUNY system, our students primarily take general education and lower division courses for university transfer. Teaching load entails 9 courses (27 credit hours) total for the academic year; summer optional. Faculty on Assistant Professor tenure track receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. Teaches introductory psychology and electives. Participates 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 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 2014.

We offer an Associate of Arts degree with a Psychology Major Concentration in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program is housed in the Department of Social Sciences with eight other disciplines and 30 full-time faculty. In addition, we offer 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) and an Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Criminal Justice (a Dual/Joint A.S./B.A. Degree Program in conjunction with John Jay College of Criminal Justice). 

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For Assistant Professor:
Doctorate in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution is required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
For Instructor:
Master's degree in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution is required, and ABD status in a Psychology program is strongly preferred. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications include:

- College level teaching experience in Psychology with strong preference for community college teaching experience

- Scholarship and research interests in Psychology

- Research interests in teaching/learning innovation

- Experience using instructional technology

- Experience with student-centered and high-impact pedagogy (e.g.,

- Experience with course and/or program assessment

- Experience teaching diverse college student populations 


Instructor: $39,399 - $65,267

Assistant Professor:  $42,873 - $74,133/$81,645

Generous benefits package. Initial appointment, commensurate with qualifications and experience, usually near the mid-point.

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 CV/resume. In addition to the curriculum vita, please provide the following:  1) a cover letter (no more than three pages) addressing how your background and experience relate to the preferred qualifications; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 3) a statement of research interests.

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