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Marist has momentum! The College has new presidential and academic leadership, an ambitious 2023-30 strategic plan, modern new teaching facilities, and is consistently recognized for academic excellence by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, among others.

Bring your love of teaching and student mentorship to the mid-Hudson Valley.

Teach your Passion

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks distinguished faculty, with stellar educational credentials and deep professional experience to:

  • mentor and inspire students 

  • challenge them to think in new ways

  • collaborate on high-level research

  • help them become career ready

Our ideal candidates seek opportunities for creative, hands-on, and community-based learning -- and value an inclusive community where diverse perspectives are respected. We are #1 among the US News North Top 30 Private Colleges for faculty being People of Color. Candidates have a passion for mentoring and student-faculty research that has social impact. Here’s how Marist lets your passion for academia thrive:

Hear from our Faculty

Seeing the growth that happens between first-year students and graduates is the ultimate reward. Our state-of-the-art Dyson Center further propels Criminal Justice students' preparation for success. Through interactive learning environments, such as the command center and mock courtroom, our program provides practical applications for theoretical concepts. These spaces allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the law and emergencies and develop confidence before they progress to the next stage of their academic and professional careers. Witnessing this transformation firsthand is truly fulfilling as an educator.

Addrain Conyers

Assistant Provost, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Co-Director Social Justice Minor

Meet Dr. Conyers >

One of my favorite things about teaching at Marist is doing research with students. I have worked with many bright students from across disciplines on Honors theses and supervised research projects, and had students volunteer to assist in my research agenda. As a department, we annually take students involved in research to a regional conference, and it is one of the best parts of my year. It has been a joy watching these students invest in the research process. Their drive keeps me motivated.

E.G. Fredrick

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Meet Dr. Fredrick >

I love my role overseeing internships for Social Work students because I can introduce them to the profession through our partnerships with a variety of organizations. Our classes are small so I’m able to offer intensive support as their internship progresses. As an educator, I’m empowered to try new teaching and learning strategies. With the support of Dean Gatins, I’ve started my own Field Talks podcast about social work field education, and as an educator, I’m supported by Marist to try new and innovative teaching strategies.

Katharine Dill

Associate Professor of Social Work

Meet Dr. Dill >

When asked what I teach at Marist, I proudly respond, "I teach future teachers!" I guide teacher-candidates in developing their mindsets and practices for teaching and learning from diverse student populations. A special opportunity is instructing the Culturally Responsive Education course, where our teacher-candidates engage with amazing students and schools in Hawaii. Aloha, the familiar Hawaiian phrase, embodies valuing those under our care. Through this cultural immersion, our teacher-candidates gain deep appreciation for communities, schools, families, and students. It's not just about what I teach, but why I teach at Marist.

Dana Gathers

Assistant Professor of Education

One of the most fulfilling and exciting aspects of being Marist faculty is my ability to conduct research that addresses scholarly questions and fulfills a community need thanks to our Center for Social Justice Research. My students and I provide our City of Poughkeepsie public schools and local youth agencies with mindfulness-based stress-reduction strategies for two reasons: to improve school retention and to equip local youth with the tools they need to achieve their academic and personal goals. We really feel like we make a difference in our community.

Mary Stone

Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

Meet Dr. Stone >

In our teacher education program, we nurture teacher-candidate’s global mindsets through encouragement to explore their cultural identities, inquire about the world, and embrace diverse viewpoints. As a global social justice teacher educator, I prioritize how we can understand multiple perspectives and engage in respectful dialogue. For instance, in one course, students virtually connected with Brazilian educators, collaboratively exploring language, citizenship, and education. This enriching cross-cultural exchange benefited all participants. I am grateful for Marist College's support in preparing teachers for the new realities of a globalized world.

Christina Wright Fields

Assistant Professor of Education

Meet Dr. Wright Fields >

Your New Home is State of the Art!

Coming in Summer 2024, The Dyson Center will house the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and will enhance the teaching experience through:

  • A sophisticated STEM classroom
  • A mock courtroom
  • A simulation emergency management center
  • A social work/counseling suite
  • Tiered lecture hall
  • Labs for psychology research

A Vibrant Community

Marist prides itself on being a small College offering a big experience. We’re located in the desirable mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City. Our stunning riverfront campus stretches along the banks of the historic Hudson River and provides abundant opportunities for both outdoor adventures and immersive cultural experiences. 



Hear from our students

You’ll love teaching Marist students. Not only are they the best and brightest, but they are also happy and engaged. As reported by The Princeton Review, Marist ranks Top 25 in the nation across multiple categories including happiest students, top dorms, and students who love their college. Here’s why School of Social and Behavioral Sciences students had the best experiences:

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