Psychology, Adjunct Faculty

Position: Psychology Program Adjunct Faculty
Closing Date: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin immediately
Department: Psychology Program (MA and BA)

The CUNY School of Professional Studies:

For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system’s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked in the top 2% in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

CUNY SPS is currently seeking adjunct faculty to teach a variety of psychology courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.


For appointment as adjunct lecturer, adjunct assistant professor, adjunct associate professor, or adjunct professor, a person must have those qualifications or professional achievement and training comparable to those of faculty members in the corresponding ranks of lecturer (full-time), assistant professor, associate professor, and professor appointed through the regular channels of the colleges or university.

  • Adjunct Lecturer:  Must possess a baccalaureate degree and such other qualifications as may be necessary for the satisfactory performance of his/her instructional functions
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor:  Must have obtained the Ph.D. degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited university. Demonstrated satisfactory qualities of personality and character, evidence of significant success as a teacher, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution
  • Adjunct Associate Professor:  Must have obtained the Ph.D. or an equivalent degree from an accredited university in addition to possessing a record of significant achievement in his/her field or profession or as a college or university administrator. There shall be evidence that his/her alertness and intellectual energy are respected outside his/her own immediate academic community. There shall be evidence of his/her continued growth and of continued effectiveness in teaching
  • Adjunct Professor:  Must have obtained the Ph.D. degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited university in addition to possessing a record of exceptional intellectual, educational, or artistic achievement and an established reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship in his/her discipline

Other Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Psychology
  • Preferred areas: Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Social Justice, Developmental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Consumer Psychology/Behavior, Forensic Psychology/Psychology and Law, Research Methods, and Statistics
  • Prior undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching experience required
  • Prior online teaching experience, preferred

Salary Range: 

Commensurate with experience and qualifications (hourly rate is based on the CUNY’s teaching adjunct salary scale)

How to Apply: 

Please send detailed letter of application, CV, and the names of three references to: 

Dr. Carla Marquez-Lewis

CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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