Assistant Professor - Psychology & Public Policy

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jan 03, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Public Policy
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9996

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The interdisciplinary Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York (CCNY) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in behavioral research, public opinion, attitudes, public policy or related field for appointment to the Department of Psychology at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin in September 2014. 

The appointment will be to the Department of Psychology, which has a longstanding commitment to serving the needs of a highly diverse student body as well as the surrounding Harlem community. The appointee will also have teaching and management responsibilities in Colin Powell School's Public Service Management Program which prepares students, many from groups underrepresented in public service, for management jobs in government and nonprofit organizations.


- Ph.D. in psychology, economics, or a related field is required, with a strong quantitative and behavioral focus.
- A record of research and scholarship around policy issues facing minority, immigrants, and underserved populations.  Applicants with interests in the behavioral economics of mental health and mental health care choices are especially welcomed.
- Experience directing nonprofit, academic, or government programs. The position carries responsibility for directing several PSM activities, including participating in faculty hiring, reviewing faculty performance, and developing curricula.
- Strong potential for developing an externally funded research program with a demonstrated history or interest in interdisciplinary collaboration to complement current departmental areas of focus in clinical translational research. 
- Knowledge of public management programs.
- Strong background in applied quantitative methods, statistics and research methods.
- Experience working in diverse academic environments. The Colin Powell School and The City College of New York has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and under-represented groups.


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 apply online at (Job ID 9996).  Please submit a letter of application, a statement of research interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and selected publications.

In addition to applying online, please send all application materials and have (3) letters of reference sent to:
Robert D. Melara, Chairperson
Department of Psychology
City College of New York
NAC 7/120
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031


Open until filled with review of applications to begin February 1, 2014.


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We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.