Associate Professor/Professor, Psychology Department Chair

Cortland, NY
Oct 17, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Details

Position Information

Budget TitleASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR 10 MONTHSCampus TitleAssociate Professor/Professor, Psychology Department ChairSchool/DivisionAcademic Affairs, Division ofDepartmentPsychologyFaculty Sub-TypeFT FacultySalary LevelA5Salary RangeLow 70's/Low 80's (plus chair stipend)Position EffortFull-TimeIf Part-Time, enter FTE:If Temporary, enter End Date:Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

We seek a colleague who shares our commitment to civility, diversity, and inclusivity. For information about our current departmental faculty and course offerings please visit our website at: link text

Major Responsibilities

Serve as chair of the Psychology department and teach courses in the discipline with a reduced course load while serving as chair, conduct research, advise students, and participate in department and college-wide service.

Faculty Responsibilities:
•Teach undergraduate courses based on department need and area of expertise as appropriate
•Sustain a program of active research, preferably involving undergraduate research assistants
•Advise undergraduate students, regularly interact with students
•Participate in department and college-wide service, engage in scholarly activity, and professional stewardship appropriate to rank.
Department Chair Responsibilities:
•Serve as senior academic and administrative leader of the department; provide strategic and operational direction for the department including scheduling courses, curriculum administration, budget and financial management.
•Advocate for the department; promote the department and its programs to internal and external audiences, which may include potential students and their families, potential and current donors, professional partners, and community agencies as well as future employers.
•Manage the department activities and programs; program assessment, self-studies and accreditation compliance, and departmental reports as appropriate.
•Daily interaction with undergraduate students, faculty, and staff on campus.
•Department management: recruit, hire, mentor, supervise, and evaluate departmental faculty, adjunct lecturers, and staff; address personnel issues and student concerns

Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Works with other department chairs, the associate dean, the registrar and with other campus administrative offices. Supervises faculty and staff in the Psychology Department.

Required Qualifications

•Ph.D. in Psychology or related discipline
•Experience teaching in psychology at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
•Demonstrated record of scholarly work in psychology and/or related disciplines.
•Leadership experience
•Evidence of effective interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills
•Evidence of ability to meet criteria as a tenured faculty member at the rank of either associate professor or professor at the time of appointment.
•A record of successful teaching and mentoring students commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
•A record of successful scholarship and stewardship/service commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

Preferred Qualifications

•Ph.D. in Psychology with expertise in one of the following areas: clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, educational/school psychology, industrial organizational psychology, neuroscience, or social psychology.
•Evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate level
•Demonstration of an active research program that may include undergraduate research assistants
•Administrative experience

EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberF19047Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

For full consideration, please upload:
1) a letter of application/cover letter
2) a curriculum vitae (c.v.)
3) a statement of teaching philosophy to include how you incorporate and promote diversity and inclusivity.
4) a single document that includes a) a statement of research interests, including a detailed plan for engaging undergraduates in the research, and b) a leadership statement outlining your leadership experiences and style.

Please note: For this position you should be able to meet criteria as a tenured faculty member, even if you have not yet attained tenure at your current institution.

We seek a colleague who shares our commitment to civility, diversity, and inclusivity. For information about our current departmental faculty and course offerings please visit our website at: link text

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess, please include the degree program?

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  2. * Briefly list your area(s) of research or teaching expertise.

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Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita or Resume
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants
Optional Documents