State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Social Psychology and Gender & Women Studies

The Department of Psychology and the Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Date Posted: September 16, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  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: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Sept-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/ 

Date of Appointment: August 2020

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Social Psychology and Gender & Women Studies will teach courses in both psychology and gender and women’s studies; maintain an active program of scientific (quantitative) research that involves training a diverse pool of undergraduate students in research; advise majors and minors in both psychology and gender and women’s studies programs; participate in the Gender & Women’s studies program and serve as its director on a multi-year rotating basis. 

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Assistant Professor of Social Psychology and Gender & Women Studies will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in psychological science (with documented training in social psychology) at time of application 
  • Teaching experience in both psychology and gender and women’s studies
  • Experience mentoring students in research

Preferred Qualification:

  • Ability to teach specific courses in both psychology (i.e., Social Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods) and gender and women’s studies (i.e., Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, Psychology of Women)
  • Experience directing academic programs
  • Participation in advisory boards and/or chairing inter-departmental committees
  • Experience using inclusive and/or intersectional pedagogies that benefit diverse student populations

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications; CV/resume; copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred; teaching, research, and diversity statements and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to: 

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=115802

Teaching portfolio submissions (that include student and peer evaluations of teaching effectiveness) are also strongly encouraged.

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Karen Wolford, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
315.312.3457
karen.wolford@oswego.edu 

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Description of Department: The Psychology Department at SUNY Oswego focuses on the scientific study of human and nonhuman animal behavior. Students have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in psychological theory and scientific methodology while conducting research with faculty who conduct state-of-the-art research in our on-campus labs in various sub-disciplines including bio-physiological psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program explores the diverse experiences, perspectives, culture, history and significant contributions of women. This interdisciplinary major is designed to develop a broad understanding of the study of gender and women, investigate women’s contributions in all areas of academic scholarship, and explore the relationship between cultural definitions of feminine and masculine behaviors and the realities of women’s and men’s lives.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its 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. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. 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 SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/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 hr@oswego.edu.

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery): https://www.oswego.edu/police/annual-report.

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf

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