State University of New York at Oswego — Instructor of Business Law

The Department of Accounting, Finance & Law at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for an Instructor of Business Law.

Posting Date: September 4, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will 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 Instructor of Business Law will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of business law.  Responsibilities also include coordinating the business writing-across-the-curriculum program, student advisement, professional engagement, and university service. 

In addition, the Instructor of Business Law 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: 

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA (American Bar Association) accredited law school; passage of the bar exam in at least one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C.; and admission to the practice of law in the relevant state or federal jurisdiction.
  • Documentation establishing “good standing in the profession” from the appropriate jurisdiction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Teaching experience, prior experience in at least one area of business law.

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

Correspondence and questions should be addressed to Dean Crawford, Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Law 315-312-3561 and the search committee chair, (JD) 315-312-2538.

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

Description of Department: The Accounting, Finance & Law Department is part of the SUNY-Oswego School of Business (AACSB accredited). The School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, MBA in Health Services Administration, a Five Year Accounting Program (BS/MBA) and a minor in International Business. The School of Business values excellence in teaching and requires a commitment to research, instructional development and service in a diverse and global environment.  The School of Business has been featured in The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools since its inception. Additionally, the online MBA program is nationally ranked #33 by U.S. News.

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. 

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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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