Faculty Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Psychology, Animal Behavior

Hunter College
New York City, New York (US)
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Mar 29, 2023

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Job Title: Faculty Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Psychology, Animal Behavior

Job ID: 26393

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AT HUNTER COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK invites applicants for an open-rank, full-time, tenure-track or tenured position in ANIMAL BEHAVIOR beginning as early as August 2023. The Department, an active collaborative community with a diverse faculty and student body, seeks faculty for their Animal Behavior & Conservation (ABC) M.A. and Certificate programs and the undergraduate focus area in Animal Behavior.

We seek candidates who are prepared to contribute to our commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students, staff and faculty. We strongly encourage applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to scholarship in their area of expertise, have a history of extramural funding, or the potential for procuring such funding. New faculty will have the opportunity to mentor students across academic levels in our growing Animal Behavior & Conservation M.A. and Certificate programs and our Animal Behavior undergraduate focus area at Hunter College, as well as the Ph.D. Programs at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Additional information about the Hunter Psychology Department can be found here: https://www.hunter.cuny.edu/psychology

Additional information about Hunter’s ABC Program can be found here: https://www.hunterabc.org/


For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

The individual hired must have an active program of research that can attract undergraduate and graduate students. Postdoctoral research experience is a plus. A record of or the potential to obtain external funding is necessary.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Anthropology, Biology or a relevant field. Areas of specialization are open, although we are especially interested in applicants with a strong research background and expertise in one or more of the following areas of focus: animal cognition, animal behavior, primate cognition and behavior, animal welfare, or links between animal behavior and wildlife conservation. In addition to pursuing an outstanding research program, the successful candidate will be expected to provide effective instruction and mentoring to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate would ideally have experience in teaching one or more of the following courses: research methods in animal behavior, ethology, comparative cognition, primate behavior and cognition, animal welfare, conservation psychology and behavior, wildlife conservation, or ethics.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Assistant Professor $52,267 – $99,532

Associate Professor $67,784 – $117,805

Full Professor $83,878 - $141,858


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website www.cuny.edu/employment. To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26393

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (including summaries of teaching evaluations if possible)
  • A maximum of 3 representative publications

Names, email, and postal addresses for up to three individuals familiar with their research and teaching experience who will submit recommendations. Please have your referees email their letters of recommendation directly to the Search Committee via email: abcfac.search@hunter.cuny.edu

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.

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The search will remain open until the position is filled.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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