Company Name:

State University of New York College at Old Westbury


Old Westbury, New York

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 17, 2018

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Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Mental Health Counseling - multiple positions available - Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Fall 2019

The Psychology Department at the State University of New York at Old Westbury seeks candidates for tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019.


We are seeking candidates with a concentration in clinical psychology or a closely related field. Candidates with a strong interest in the interaction of social environmental forces with individual psychological function, in clinical work with diverse populations, and in community-based prevention and intervention programs are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with a variety of approaches to prevention and treatment of mental health issues is desirable. New York State licensure is a plus. Candidates will be expected to teach core courses, including “Abnormal Human Behavior”, “Family Dynamics”, and “Group Processes” as well as other courses in the personality/clinical/mental health curriculum. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the core courses in the major, including the Research Methods sequence.


The ideal candidate will have a specialization in social psychology or a closely related field and a commitment to developing course content that integrates traditional with critical perspectives in examining social issues, particularly those related to the impacts of resource disparities. The specific area of expertise within social psychology is open, although candidates with expertise in specialty areas/topics such as: peace and violence, community psychology, workplace dynamics, group dynamics, social/industrial organizational psychology, psychology for environmental sustainability, and/or intersectionality are highly valued. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the core courses in the major, including social psychology, courses in diversity and social justice, and the research methods sequence.


Candidates applying for this position must have completed all doctoral degree requirements and earned their Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or a closely related field by August 1, 2019. Qualified candidates must have experience teaching at the graduate level and be licensed or licensure eligible in New York State as a Mental Health Counselor and/or Psychologist. Successful candidates will have a social justice orientation and have clinical experience working with and teaching, diverse populations. Responsibilities will include teaching, supervision and collaboration on program administration. Candidates applying for these position must have completed all doctoral degree requirements and earned their PhD by August 1, 2019. Applicants should have a strong commitment to their own active research program. We especially welcome candidates whose research and other professional activities demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice concerns, and who value teaching in a public institution with a racially, ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse student population, as both are consistent with the College's historic mission to advance social justice, civic engagement, and sustainability. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate level is expected. The department is strongly committed to faculty diversity, consistent with our College's mission.

Complete vacancy announcements and application instructions are available at:  

Application deadline: December 1, 2018


The Psychology Department at SUNY Old Westbury is the largest major at the college, offering a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is committed to faculty diversity and to the historic mission of the College to advance social justice, civic engagement, and sustainability.

SUNY Old Westbury is a comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, located on 604 acres of forested rolling hills on the North Shore of Long Island. Located less than an hour from midtown New York City, the college is one of the country’s most culturally and academically diverse campuses.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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