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Assistant or Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Higher Education Leadership

State University at New York at Oswego
Oswego, New York
Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 12, 2022

The Department of Educational Administration at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Higher Education Leadership graduate program, housed within the School of Education.

Posting Date: November 2, 2022

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Salary levels, commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information or click here for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment: September 1, 2023

Description of Responsibilities: The appointed candidate will play a principal role in organizing, recruiting for, and delivering a new graduate curriculum in Higher Education Leadership, while serving as the inaugural Graduate Program Coordinator.

The candidate should specify in their application the areas of specialty in which they are capable of teaching: Social Justice and multiculturalism in higher education; college student learning and development; research, measurement and assessment; historical and philosophical foundations of U.S. higher education; higher education law; college students and their environments, leadership in higher education; and other areas of interest. Successful candidates for this position will also demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a program of original research and publication, and a willingness and ability to deliver in-person, online, hybrid, and accelerated courses. Additional responsibilities will include academic advising, student mentoring, course scheduling, participation on the Graduate Council, and participation in service activities that enhance the department, school, university, and professional community.

In addition, the candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively on a diverse campus with a commitment to inclusive education.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Required Qualifications:

  1. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field related to Higher Education/Leadership in Higher Education/Student Affairs at the time of application.
  2. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop and teach professionally-oriented courses in person and online, through traditional, hybrid, and accelerated formats.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate a potential to develop a successful research agenda in the spirit of the Boyer model of scholarship as well as experience in professional development and/or community activities that reflects commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion issues.
  4. The ability to establish and maintain strong functional relationships with a wide range of faculty, leaders and staff within the department of Educational Administration and across campus will be critical in this role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. At least three years of teaching experience in a tenure-track position with a record of peer-reviewed publications.
  2.  Professional experience as a practitioner in higher education, such as student affairs, alumni & development, academic support, accessibility resources, and/or enrollment management.
  3. A demonstrated ability to teach and lead from a perspective of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, as well as interest in teaching a diverse population of students.
  4. Evidence of successful leadership of a program, initiative, or department.
  5. Successful record of grant writing and funding.
  6. Demonstrated experience with innovative teaching approaches, online course delivery, internship coordination, and supervision of graduate students.

To Apply:

  1. Letter of interest that specifically addresses the listed qualifications for the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A separate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement addressing how candidates see themselves contributing to diversity, inclusion, or equity efforts through teaching, scholarship, and/or service
  4. Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  5. Contact information for three professional references

Electronically to:

Candidates must upload all documents listed under "To Apply Submit" before submitting an application. Candidates will not be considered until all materials and the application are submitted. Official transcripts are required at the time of appointment. A criminal background check will also be required prior to the appointment.

If you would like to talk with someone about the search, please contact Nicole Wise, Search Committee Chair, at

Description of Department: The Department of Educational Administration will be the home of this newly approved graduate program. Currently, this department is well-respected across New York State for its leadership programs that prepare P-12 school leaders, such as the CAS in Educational Leadership, the Superintendent Development Program, the Teacher Leader Academy, the Leaders of Leaders Program. Currently, the three tenure-track faculty work collaboratively to execute the work of the department and provide innovative academic offerings, which are delivered on our campuses in Oswego and Syracuse and online to serve more than 100 students. Additionally, faculty in the department work closely with adjunct faculty, field supervisors, mentor leaders, district personnel, and program advisory board members.

Housed in Park and Wilber Halls, the School of Education offers more than 40 programs, including pre-baccalaureate, bachelor’s, master’s, and certificates of advanced study across six academic departments. Our candidates prepare for careers in teaching, the helping professions, management, and leadership. Faculty and staff maintain close connections with partners in the field to ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage with and learn from applied experiences. The School of Education faculty utilize innovative methods, grounded in research and early experiences in the field, to help students meet the challenges of today’s global and diverse educational landscape.

 Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master's-level universities in the 2021 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast - an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communication, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

Click here for additional information about SUNY Oswego.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

For Campus Safety information, please click here to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Click here for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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