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Assistant Professor - Science, Technology, & Society

Farmingdale State College
Job Location:
Farmingdale, 11735
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Farmingdale State College invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Science, Technology, & Society. The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in scientific thinking and interdisciplinary research methods as well as design and teach courses related to their specific field of expertise (e.g. history and philosophy of science, health and medicine, race and gender in science and technology, environmental justice, big data and artificial intelligence, etc.). 

The Science, Technology, & Society major is a customizable interdisciplinary major that prepares students to engage with complex issues and address emerging challenges which have arisen as a consequence of the interconnectedness of systems in the current era. Students in the Science, Technology, & Society program learn to apply methods of scientific thinking and creative problem solving to confront unstructured, real-world problems faced by individuals, organizations, industries, and societies in ways which cut across traditional boundaries of disciplinary thought. Due to its broad applicability and high degree of customizability, Science, Technology, & Society is one of the most popular majors on campus with roughly 1500 students enrolled in the program each year. 

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentation, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College. The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation on departmental, school and college-wide committees. The faculty member may be expected to teach in multiple formats including hybrid, online and traditional face-to-face classes. 

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.



  • Doctoral degree in STS or related field awarded by Sept. 1, 2024.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence with at least one year of experience teaching at the college level.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.


  • Record of interdisciplinary research and scholarly activity.
  • Experience with online teaching.
  • Prior experience with course and/or program development.

Additional Information:

This is a 10-month UUP faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Monday, November 20, 2023 and ending Monday, December 4, 2023, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • SALARY: $75,000 + $3,400 in downstate location pay = $78,400 Total Compensation. Salary may increase commensurate with experience.
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2024

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

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Application Instructions:

Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/C.V.

Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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