State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Psychology Department at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

Posting Date: August 18, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or  

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: Will be expected to teach undergraduate statistics and research methods courses, as well as other lecture classes on broad areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, cognitive, social), and/or higher level seminar courses related to the applicant’s area of interest.  Will also be expected to oversee a new NIH-funded longitudinal archival data set housed at SUNY Oswego, which will soon be available for undergraduate thesis research. Will also be expected to have a scholarly research program that does (or could involve) undergraduate students.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:   PhD in psychology or a related field, ABD candidates with degree completion by December 2017 will be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. in psychology or a related field; expertise in quantitative methods, with a principal preference for applicants proficient in longitudinal data analysis (e.g., HLM, SEM). Interests in serving as a resource for other faculty for several advanced statistical techniques (e.g., multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling, multivariate regression, etc.). Prior experience teaching undergraduate courses.  Graduate and/or post-doctoral training involving the advanced study of quantitative methods.

We are also especially interested in applicants who are interested in overseeing a new NIH-funded longitudinal archival data set housed at SUNY Oswego, which will soon be available for undergraduate thesis research.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

Candidates are also encouraged to submit outside evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching portfolios).

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Matthew J. Dykas, Ph.D., Psychology Department Chair; 315-312-3473 or

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department: The Department of Psychology offers a B.A. program with over 500 students and 14 full-time faculty, who have been awarded multiple grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).The department contributes to interdisciplinary programs that include Cognitive Science, a 5-year B.A./M.B.A. program, a graduate program in Human Computer Interaction, and a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies. The department is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate research.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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