Full-Time Faculty Position in Psychology, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
24 Oct 2023

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Teaching & Education
Full Time

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Job Description:

The Department of Social Sciences seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position in Psychology. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to curricular innovation and program growth; contribute to a coherently articulated program of instruction in Psychology across varying levels of competency; design, prepare, implement, and evaluate syllabi; assist with the development and administration of assessment instruments; participate in professional development programs, and mentor students.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a concrete record of research and publication, excellence in teaching, and a record of engagement in departmental and college service.

An enthusiasm for working with undergraduate non-majors is highly desirable. Candidates who have a strong interest in/or experience with teaching introductory psychology will be given special consideration.

Successful candidates will excel in the following competencies:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of global issues and their impact on the field of psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the international connections within the local and regional community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in global settings with international colleagues.
  • Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and have a positive approach to cultural differences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within, support, and maintain productive relationships in multicultural environments and models of inclusive behaviors for students.
  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to all racial, ethnic, religious, and social groups, and incorporate this understanding into instructional and learning experiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and balance differing world views based upon a deep knowledge and awareness of other people, countries, cultures, and beliefs.
  • Incorporate the values of sustainability and ecology into the learning process.

Instructional Design
  • Design and deliver course content that reflects a balance between classic thought, contemporary practice, and the state of the art in the field of psychology.
  • Design and deliver coursework in a manner that links learning objectives across disciplines and reflects how work is performed in industry.
  • Integrate course concepts with related curricula, disciplines, and professional practice.
  • Design and deliver coursework that integrates knowledge in the context of an art and design school.
  • Balance both theory and the practical application of knowledge, to include building skills that are necessary to be successful in a profession.
  • Create a learning experience that requires collaborative exercises, real world problem solving, and a skills-based approach to learning.
  • Adapt course content to adjust to changing industry, global, and consumer trends while respecting local issues and challenges.
  • Design classroom and other learning experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy skills, and creativity.
  • Utilize instructional variety to accommodate students of different learning styles, abilities, and demographics.
  • Maintain industry relevance that allows integration of professional practice with classroom learning.

Learning Enrichment
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods to improve student learning.
  • Embrace and utilize emerging forms of pedagogy in psychology, where appropriate, such as team teaching, online teaching, interdisciplinary methods, and active learning.
  • Teach students how to integrate, synthesize, and utilize information in the psychology discipline.
  • Develop students' information literacy skills and how to identify, locate, select, organize, evaluate, and present information appropriately.
  • Facilitate the development of students' critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, as well as critical analysis and thoughtful skepticism.
  • Encourage student interaction, collaboration, teamwork, and cooperation in the learning process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to inspire student interest, curiosity, imagination, creativity, and love of learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to support different student learning styles and abilities.
  • Embrace the emerging roles of faculty as facilitators, mentors, integrators, and decipherers of information and knowledge.

  • Maintain active involvement in a scholarly field in an area of psychology and/or the teaching of psychology.
  • Participate/write in scholarly publications, present at academic conferences, and maintain collaborations with other scholars in the field of psychology.
  • Pursue grant opportunities in the behavioral sciences.

  • Incorporate instructional technology into the delivery of course material and learning experiences.
  • Utilize learning experiences that expose students to the uses of technology in their chosen discipline, industry, or profession.
  • Utilize technology appropriately to communicate with and engage students in learning outside of the classroom.
  • Understand and appreciate the advantages and limitations of using technology for compiling, organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing information.
  • Utilize technology and electronic information effectively to enhance one's professional productivity in areas that include communication, collaboration, research, and problem resolution, as well as enhancement of personal performance.


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have a doctorate degree (PhD or PsyD) in an area of Basic or Applied Psychology (e.g., Clinical, Counseling, Developmental, Environmental, Industrial, Social).

Additional Information:

Please note, all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background check process.


The final starting salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience; Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) pg. 72

Instructor: $59,673- $69,524
Assistant Professor: $69,475- $102,388
Associate Professor: $81,317- $122,427
Professor: $99,159- $149,217

The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures.
  • Retirement Plans
  • Health Care Plan and Dental Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • FIT Tuition Exemption Program

For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage .

Pay Equity by State Employers

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov .

Visa Sponsorship

This position is eligible for visa sponsorship by the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu .

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasional lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Application Instructions:

In order to considered for this position, please submit the following documents online:
  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Research Philosophy Statement
  • Unofficial Transcript*
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

*Official transcripts will be required within the first 30 days of hire. Applicants with foreign degrees must submit a completed credential evaluation comparing their foreign academic accomplishments to standards in the U.S.

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application materials.

This faculty position will begin Fall 2024. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled, or until April 2024. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by September 1, 2023.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at: www.fitnyc.edu .

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business, and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the field of Psychology in the Social Sciences Department of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for over 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to six academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.

The Department of Social Sciences seeks to create and nurture an environment of innovative, interdisciplinary learning that enables students to develop diverse and multicultural perspectives so that they will be better prepared to function in a complex and global society. Courses are offered in economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Due to this multidisciplinary composition, the Department of Social Sciences is uniquely positioned to offer many, and varied courses designed to increase students' understanding and appreciation of the historical and contemporary diversity of national and global society.


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