State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Art Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Art Education.

Date Posted: February 18, 2020

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately 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 Art Education will:

  • Teach foundations, methods and action research courses in the MAT Art Education K-12 Program. 
  • Develop and maintain strong school partnerships in urban, rural and suburban school districts
  • Supervise Art education candidates in field experiences and internships
  • Provide program and academic advisement
  • Engage in program recruitment and coordination
  • Participate in program accreditation process with the Art Program
  • Serve on department, School of Education and university committees.
  • Coordinate with the School of Communication Media and the Arts and the Art Department for the provision of approved program electives 
  • Facilitate candidates’ professional development through conference participation
  • Support candidates in preparing for teacher certification exams
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion. 

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 Art Education 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: 

  • Doctorate in Art Education (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or related field (e.g. Curriculum and Instruction); ABD will be considered with degree completion within 2 years. 
  • Master’s in Art Ed or related field
  • Teaching experience as an Art educator in K-12 schools.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience. 
  • A commitment to promote all students’ ability to succeed in a multicultural and global community by employing practices, pedagogy and curricula that promote social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • A commitment to the preparation of professionals who can function as socially conscious catalysts for change who create and sustain school and other professional environments where excellence is cherished and social justice flourishes. 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Active membership in a National Art Education organization
  • College teaching experience
  • Experience supervising student art teachers

To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues in the Curriculum and Instruction Department or SUNY Oswego
  • CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress,
  • 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:
Dr. Ritu Radhakrishnan, Search Committee Chair
(315) 312-4061

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 Curriculum & Instruction Department has been a central part of the college’s history since 1861, when the first programs in elementary education were offered.  The department consists of 31 full-time faculty, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in childhood education, adolescence education, art education, TESOL education, literacy education and special education.  New programs designed to meet the high-quality teacher certification standards of New York State – coupled with the School of Education’s national accreditation, a variety of professional development school initiatives, strong collaboration with Arts & Sciences faculty, and a supportive administrative team – make SUNY Oswego an exciting place to build a successful career.  The School of Education and the Curriculum and Instruction Department are committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our faculty, staff, and students. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and support the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

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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