State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Digital Storytelling / New Media Writing

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in digital storytelling and new media writing.

Date Posted: September 4, 2018

Review Date: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor, Digital Storytelling/New Media Writing will be primarily responsible for teaching three courses per semester in digital storytelling/new media writing in a robust Creative Writing program with 175 majors, 60 minors and 7 full-time faculty members.  These courses could include, contingent upon professional interest: Intro to New Media Writing, Digital Storytelling, Video Game Writing, Webisode Writing, Graphic Novel/Memoir Writing, etc. Additional responsibilities will likely include developing a journal or other archival presentation forum for student writing in the digital arts; working collaboratively in interdisciplinary ways both on campus and statewide; providing departmental and University service; advising majors; and continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative activity.  

In addition, the Assistant Professor, Digital Storytelling/New Media Writing 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 with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • M.F.A./Ph.D. degree by August 2019 
  • Significant publication or production history in digital storytelling/new media writing 
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A rich understanding of idea development and creative writing concepts  
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring students
  • A desire to collaborate with other faculty
  • An entrepreneurial attitude for helping grow the program in interdisciplinary ways

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and teaching experience/relevant creative projects , copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

Brad Korbesmeyer, Search Committee Chair
(Phone) 315-312-2150

Shortlisted candidates will be asked for further materials

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.  

Description of Department: The Creative Writing program was founded at SUNY Oswego in 1965, one of the first undergraduate majors in creative writing in the world.  The program is housed in the Department of English and Creative Writing, which contains majors in Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literary Studies. The SUNY Oswego Creative Writing program offers a BA degree in a vibrant, collaborative department that integrates creative writing, cinematic and critical studies.  The focus areas of the program are creative nonfiction, fiction, playwriting, poetry and screenwriting, and it supports faculty who are energetic and innovative in their approach to curriculum and program design.

Additional information about the Creative Writing program at SUNY Oswego may be found at and additional information about the Department of English and Creative Writing may be found at

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s 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. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

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 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   

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