State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Human Development

The Department of Human Development at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Date Posted: September 25, 2019

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: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Sept-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/ 

Review Date: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: August 2020

Description of Responsibilities: The tenure track Assistant Professor of Human Development will teach courses in development and undergraduate-level courses in research methods and statistics, along with courses connected to area of expertise in both face-to-face and online formats. The Assistant Professor will contribute to students’ knowledge of diversity and multiculturalism in our interdisciplinary program. This position will also include teaching at our Satellite Campus in Syracuse, New York.

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 (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Assistant Professor of Human Development 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.

Required Qualifications: 

  • ABD in Human Development or related field.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in Human Development or related field.
  • Commitment to or experience with inclusive pedagogy, curricular development, and community based learning.
  • The ability to work with and mentor diverse populations and contribute new scholarship and perspectives to challenge the field

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, teaching philosophy statement and a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy (see preferred qualifications), copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references {only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to: 

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=116242

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Rebecca Burch, Search Committee Chair
315-312-3463
rebecca.burch@oswego.edu 

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 Human Development program offers a liberal arts degree to prepare students for advanced training or entry-level positions in a wide variety of careers including counseling, social work, education, business, and health.  The multidisciplinary curriculum highlights life-span development from multiple perspectives (e.g., psychological, biological, cultural, social) and subject areas (e.g., sociology, gerontology, counseling, communication, public justice, anthropology, psychology, health science). Students participate in two semester-long internships and create learning agreements using coursework from different departments. Human Development currently has over 300 majors and minors with a full-time staff of seven tenure track/tenured faculty.

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 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “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 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, 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. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. 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, https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/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 hr@oswego.edu.   

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery): https://www.oswego.edu/police/annual-report.

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf

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 info@goer.ny.gov. 

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