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Assistant Professor - School Psychology

Syracuse University
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Syracuse, New York
School Psychology

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Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Rank: Assistant

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable

Job Description

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in School Psychology at Syracuse University. As part of our multi-year hiring plan, the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to support the APA-accredited School Psychology doctoral program. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative. This position is for a research cluster in the broad area of Aging, Health, and Neuroscience focused on the theme "neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration." Faculty hired into these positions will build on existing strengths spanning multiple colleges. Further, the School Psychology Program is strongly committed to promoting diversity and prepares graduate students to be sensitive to issues of inclusion and diversity in all aspects of their work. Candidates, including members of underrepresented groups, who can contribute to this training are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a program of research with the potential to attract extramural funding. While all areas of school psychology will be considered, the department is especially interested in applicants whose scholarship is focused on understanding, and delineating the mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability) and / or associated outcomes, preferably using a multimethod approach.

Candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses related to developmental or school psychology and graduate courses focusing, for example, on assessment (e.g., cognitive, psychoeducational, integrative), developmental psychopathology, individual differences, cognitive and affective bases of behavior, and psychological tests and measurement. Candidates may also teach courses in their area of expertise at either level and will be expected to mentor undergraduate and doctoral students in research. Preference will be given to candidates who are licensed (or license-eligible) and able to provide supervision of clinical training. Candidates are expected to engage in department, college, and university-level service activities. More information about the department may be found at

Consistent with Syracuse University's conviction that multiple points of view, life experiences, ethnicity, cultures, and belief systems are essential to academic excellence, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, or service, and will be committed to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds to create an environment that is supportive, respectful, and civil for all. The successful candidate will help advance Syracuse University's mission of preparing engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders for participation in a changing global society - more about Syracuse's Vision and Mission can be found at


Ph.D. in School Psychology preferred but a PhD in other relevant fields will be considered.


The successful candidate will:
1. Develop a program of research able to secure sponsored funding
2. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses and mentor graduate and undergraduate students
3. Engage in committee work and service activities in the doctoral program, department, college, and university


Application Instructions

Applicants must complete a brief online faculty application at and attach 3 documents as described below.

1. a cover letter

2. curriculum vitae

3. in the 'Other Document' section include 3 statements as a single pdf a) research statement, b) teaching interests and philosophy, and c) a diversity statement that summarizes efforts to build a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment.

4. The names and contact information for three references. These will be contacted for top candidates only. Detailed instructions for uploading confidential recommendation letters into the system will be sent to references identified in the application.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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Job Category: Faculty

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