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Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty, Animal Behavior (Psychology)
Jobs & Postdocs
Posted Feb 12

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:

Additional information about Hunter’s ABC Program can be found here:


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.