Assistant Professor, Psychology

SUNY College At Plattsburgh

United States

February 14, 2022


ATR Details Search Number PJ # 6916

Title Assistant Professor, Psychology Category Academic Department Psychology About Our College:

Situated in one of the world's most beautiful regions – SUNY Plattsburgh's main campus is on Lake Champlain between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and Green Mountains of Vermont. SUNY Plattsburgh is a vibrant, public, comprehensive college, and member of the State University of New York's (SUNY) comprehensive system of higher education committed to student- centered academic excellence. While the college enrolls more than 5,200 students in 70+ baccalaureate, certificate, and master's programs, an average class size of 22 students allows the individual attention necessary to ensure that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural and interdependent world.

About The Position:

The School of Arts & Sciences provides excellence in learning opportunities for all students at SUNY Plattsburgh through a core liberal arts education. We train students who can think critically, have mastered their discipline, can communicate effectively and are broadly educated. The Psychology Department offers opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to learn about psychology as a scientific discipline. We are seeking an individual with a clinical, neuropsychology, developmental, or school psychology area of specialization. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. Responsibilities will include teaching at least two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester in biopsychology, neuropsychology, and/or other courses associated with the candidate's expertise; engaging graduate students and/or undergraduate students in clinical and research endeavors; and working with clients in our Neuropsychology Clinic and Psychoeducational Services. Postdoctoral supervision for licensure is available on site. This position includes the possibility of optional clinical work during the summer that would generate extra service salary. As an institution that delivers challenging and high- quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs, and practices. The successful candidate may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a psychology program is required for appointment as an Assistant Professor. ABDs will be considered for appointment at a lesser (qualified) rank and salary, upon proof that the applicant's defense of their dissertation will be scheduled within the first year of the appointment. A successful ABD applicant will receive promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor and a salary increment at the start of the semester following the award of the terminal degree. An ABD will be limited to a one-year appointment, subject to renewal for one year only (2 years maximum).
  • Ability to complete the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and obtain licensure in New York State within the first two years of appointment. Reappointment after the second year is contingent upon successful completion of the EPPP and licensure in New York State. NYS licensure requirements are detailed here: https:// www.
  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in teaching and research
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate from a clinical, neuropsychology, or school psychology program
  • Completed New York State licensure as a psychologist or eligible to take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), https:// www., prior to the time of appointment
  • Experience teaching biopsychology, neuropsychology, and/or other courses associated with the candidate's expertise
  • Strong record of teaching effectiveness
  • Record of scholarly activity that would allow for engagement of undergraduate and/or school psychology graduate students in meaningful roles
  • About Our Community:

    The College's 256-acre campus sits on the edge of the city's downtown area. Plattsburgh is home to a variety of arts and cultural venues, including the nearly 100-year-old Strand Theatre. Our active waterfront location features a small town feel combined with the advantages and opportunities of a larger urban center. The Plattsburgh area offers excellent schools, a vast health network and elder care services, along with wide retail offerings. It is an emerging home to microbreweries, wineries, community supported agriculture and more. The campus is within easy traveling distance to Montreal, Quebec; Lake Placid, NY; and Burlington, VT.

    Salary $58,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: Special Instructions to Applicants

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter of interest, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts of highest degree, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, course materials, etc.), a statement describing the applicant's experience with and commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable learning environment through teaching, research, and/or service, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

    EEO Statement

    SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

    Pay Equity Statement

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

    Supplemental Questions

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    Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Philosophy
  • Contact Information for three references
  • Other Document 1
  • Other Document 2
  • Other Document 3
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