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Animal Behavior and Conservation Faculty - Open Rank

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The Department of Psychology at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure–track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Level in Animal Behavior and Conservation. We seek an outstanding educator and researcher who will contribute effectively to both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at Hunter College, CUNY. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to mentoring graduate students in our vibrant MA program in Animal Behavior and Conservation ( and Ph.D. programs at CUNY. Scholars whose work cuts across existing departmental content areas (e.g., Neuroethology, animal cognition, conservation, animal welfare, or animal communication) are highly encouraged to apply.

Duties: Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

More information about the department can be found at


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Other Qualifications: A strong research program is essential. Applicants should have an active research program in applied or basic research in Animal Behavior, with special consideration to research involving animal communication, animal cognition, human-animal interaction or welfare, urban ecosystems or conservation that can attract undergraduate and graduate students. Postdoctoral research experience is a plus. The potential to obtain external funding is necessary.

Candidates should have an outstanding record of scholarly publications and a history of extramural funding or exceptional promise commensurate with their career trajectory.

We seek an individual with a strong commitment and ability to work with diverse student populations


Salary is commensurate with experience and will be determined by the CUNY salary structure. CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, 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.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching Philosophy (including summaries of teaching evaluations if possible), 1-2 representative publication with names and email and postal addresses for up to three individuals familiar with their research and teaching experience who can be contacted for recommendations. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

In addition, please have your references email their letters of recommendations directly to the Search Committee via email:


Open until filled with review of applications to begin March 6, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


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.

Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Faculty Open Rank - Animal Behavior and Conservation (Psychology)

Job ID: 16295

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular