Nov 14, 2023

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

  • Siena College - Loudonville, NY
  • Loudonville, NY, USA
Full time Social

Job Description

About Siena College

Located in Loudonville, New York - just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany - Siena empowers more than 3,400 students each year through a transformative journey we call the Education for a Lifetime. All members of the Siena College community work together to advance the College's mission to graduate leader’s intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane That spirit reverberates across our 174-acre campus ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Condé Nast.

About the Department

Our Department of Psychology is a vibrant academic community that boasts a diverse and accomplished faculty. Currently, we have 11 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and 1 teaching-track faculty member from a wide range of specialties within the field of psychology.

Psychology holds a prominent place at Siena College and is one of our most sought-after majors, attracting over 300 majors and 60 minors. Notably, our program extends beyond psychology students, as we welcome students from various disciplines, including Health Studies, Nursing, Business, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, who actively participate in our courses and programs. Within the Department, we foster an engaged community, with several initiatives: Psychology Club; Psi Chi Chapter; Internship Program; Undergraduate Research. Furthermore, our Department is continually evolving. We have recently introduced a Behavioral Neuroscience minor and a School Psychology Concentration. The Department is committed to making faculty and students from all backgrounds feel welcome at Siena. Siena’s Psychology faculty and students explore a wide-range of topics related to diversity and inclusion in their research and courses.

Our commitment to excellence in teaching, research, program development, and diversity makes the Department of Psychology at Siena College an exceptional place for faculty and students alike. For more information about Siena College and the Psychology Department, please visit our website:

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Siena College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Social Psychology to begin in the Fall semester of the 2024-2025 academic year.

The teaching load is 3 courses each semester. Qualified applicants should be prepared to teach Social Psychology, Research Methods, and upper-level courses in their area of expertise (e.g., Psych and Law; Psych and the Workplace). Ability to teach introductory courses for the major such as General Psychology and Statistics for Social Sciences is also highly desirable. Successful candidates should have a passion for undergraduate teaching, recognize the value of a dynamic and highly interactive student/faculty environment, and be committed to involving students in an active research program (lab space and start-up will be provided). Other responsibilities will include advising students in the major and engaging in service at the department, college, and community level.

Annual Salary: $75,890.00 with a terminal degree

The hiring salary above represents the College’s good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law.

Job Requirements:

Candidates should have a background in Social Psychology or Industrial/Organizational Psychology, preferably with expertise in the workplace and/or law; however, we are open to considering candidates with expertise in different areas. To qualify for the position, candidates must complete their PhD by September 1, 2024.

A background screening is required

Additional Information:

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If a foreign national applicant is selected for a qualifying position, the College will sponsor and prepare petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security ("USCIS") to obtain H-1B status in the United States, which will allow them to work at the College for a specified period of time. Only specialty occupations will qualify for H-1B status under applicable federal law.

Application Instructions:

We will evaluate application packages as we receive them until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and three letters of recommendation by December 8, 2023. Please direct questions to the chair of the committee, Stefanie Simon,


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