State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Sociology & History

The Departments of Sociology and History at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.                   

Date Posted: September 17, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 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 2020

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Sociology and History will be required to teach courses such as Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Work, courses that address Latinx Studies in area of expertise, and department core classes such as Social Problems and/or Race/Class/Gender.  Additionally, the Assistant Professor will teach one upper division history course in Immigration and or labor/work in the Post World War II era.  The Assistant Professor will also be expected to advise sociology majors with both curriculum within the major and provide mentorship and support to a diverse student body.

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 Assistant Professor of Sociology and History 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: 

  • Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of application
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Engaged in an active program of research

Preferred Qualification:

  • A proven record in teaching at the college level and professional publications or research under review.
  • A proven record that demonstrates the ability to cross disciplinary and cultural borders in their research and teaching.   
  • A proven record that demonstrate scholarly activity and a commitment to undergraduate service/community learning projects. 
  • The ability to enhance the department’s support to the university’s Global Studies Program and Peace and Conflict Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies Program is also desirable.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and how you see yourself contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion as a faculty member in the Departments of Sociology and History, CV/resume, a teaching portfolio that includes your teaching philosophy, commitment to cross disciplinary teaching and service learning, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

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

Evelyn A Clark Benavides, Search Committee Chair

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 Departments of Sociology and History at SUNY Oswego offers students a challenging major with a core that highlights the importance of social theory and research methods while offering students the freedom to choose from academically-stimulating electives depending on student interest in US and World history, historical era, globalization, culture, social inequalities, political economy, or criminal justice.

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,

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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