Baruch College — Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Job Description:
The Department of Psychology in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York, invites applications for a lecturer in cognitive psychology to begin in August 2023. This is one of several hires the Department is conducting this year to expand research and teaching opportunities at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including four at the lecturer level. The Psychology Department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to our mission of educating one of the most diverse student bodies in the U.S.

The responsibilities of this position will include teaching introductory and advanced research methods (and/or statistics) and cognitive psychology courses to undergraduates. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach cognitive neuroscience and related courses and/or are willing to develop and supervise internships and independent study projects for students who are interested in directed individual study.

Lecturer faculty are considered “master teachers” who occupy full-time faculty lines focused almost entirely on teaching (some service requirements, no research requirements). Internship and independent study mentoring is considered part of this teaching component. Lecturer faculty participate as full faculty members of the Psychology Department, the College, and the University. Service may include serving on committees and contributing to projects and programs, particularly those related to teaching and learning. In their fifth year, lecturers are eligible for promotion to a Certificate of Continuous Employment (tenure-like status) based on teaching excellence and dedicated service.

Baruch College is located in the historic Gramercy Park/Flatiron district of Manhattan and is one of eleven senior public colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). We are proud to serve a diverse and engaged student body of over 19,000. Our students represent a wealth of racial, ethnic, economic, religious, linguistic, and national origin backgrounds, and include many recent immigrants as well as individuals who are the first in their families to attend college. Baruch is ranked among the top institutions of higher education in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education for promoting student social mobility. Baruch is also listed among the nation’s top public colleges for academic excellence. Baruch seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education. Visit us at

Compensation and Benefits:
$69,665 – $82,102; 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.

Please note that Baruch College does not offer visa sponsorship for Lecturer positions for financial reasons. Successful applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of appointment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the Emblem Health HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to Emblem Health. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by Emblem Health before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the Emblem Health website

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a master’s degree in general psychology, cognitive psychology, or cognitive neuroscience by August 25, 2023. We require evidence of the ability to teach successfully and cooperate with others for the good of the institution, as well as work effectively with a diverse community.

How to Apply:
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #26126. You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting

STEP ONE – To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” below.

Candidates should provide a) a CV, b) a one-page cover letter explaining interest in the position, c) a teaching statement that provides background, overall philosophy, and future plans, as well as a narrative explaining a classroom activity that helps illustrate the values discussed in the statement, d) a sample syllabus from a recent course, e) a narrative statement describing commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment.

All applicants who are invited for an interview are required to have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references to the address below.

Dr. Daniele Artistico (Search Chair)
Emailed or hard-copy applications will not be considered. 

STEP TWO – Go to

Applicants who are selected to be interviewed are required to have 1-3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for 1-3 references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:
A complete application must be received by February 1, 2023. Application review will begin February 2, 2023.

EEO Statement:
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.