The New School is hiring for an Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology (broadly defined) to join the faculty of the New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adult and Transfer (BPATS) students, housed within the School for Public Engagement.  This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a deeply interdisciplinary faculty, with a strong commitment to diversity and social justice, in the context of a vibrant university. I hold a joint appointment with this program and The New for Social Research, and would be working closely with the new hire, so I am eager to get work out to a wide and diverse pool of potential applicants. Applicants are welcome to reach out to me directly with questions (

A few points about the program and the position. The BPATS program is an undergraduate program designed “for adults and transfer students seeking an alternative to the traditional four-year experience.” Students can pursue a tailored self-designed degree, and there are also a few Majors offered, of which Psychology is one. Students in the program are highly motivated; some are transfer students, many are working professionals in the performing arts (e.g., we have a relationship with the American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy in NYC, through which students can earn a BFA), creative arts, and non-profit world, and other professional roles. Undergraduate students from throughout the university, including Lang College and Parsons School for Design, often take BPATS courses as well. The New School also offers an MA and has two PhD programs in Psychology through the New School for Social Research, and many BPATS students pursue a BA/MA track. While this position is housed within the undergraduate BPATS program, there is also opportunity for teaching and supervision of graduate students.

We are interested in building out opportunities for students in Applied Psychology, both within and beyond the classroom. The candidate will be expected to offer courses that expect their interests and expertise. As an interdisciplinary faculty, diverse research approaches are valued within the program (qualitative and quantitative; PAR methodologies, etc.); however, we do have a particular need for strong teaching in basic/introductory statistics, so individuals with this skill set are especially encouraged to apply.

As you will see in the description, the ad is for a “three-year renewable term appointment” (RTA). RTA faculty lines are renewable, and RTA faculty are eligible for rank promotion (i.e., from Assistant to Associate, Associate to Full), paid sabbatical leave, and research support.

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