SUNY Empire State College — Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Services

About SUNY Empire State College:
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative, nontraditional teaching and learning.

SUNY Empire is part of the State University of New York system and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, SUNY Empire primarily serves working adults pursuing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online and onsite at locations in every region of the state and abroad.

The college’s 50-year commitment to flexible, individualized learning is represented by faculty mentors who guide students throughout their academic studies, the ability for students to build individualized degree plans, the award of credit for learning gained from life and work experience, world-class academic and social student-support communities, and flexible course delivery methods that meet students’ diverse learning preferences. The college boasts more than 89,000 successful alumni and partners with nearly 16,000 students each year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

SUNY Empire State College is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that a diverse faculty is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world.

We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development. Faculty-development opportunities include our annual Fall Academic Conference and the annual Institute on Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.

Job Description:
The School of Human Services at SUNY Empire State College seeks an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Services for a full-time, tenure track position at the College’s location in Syracuse, New York. The successful candidate will have expertise in disability studies and will teach, develop curriculum, and mentor/advise students in programs offered both face-to-face and online. Central to the faculty role is helping adults from diverse cultural backgrounds design and complete degrees that meet their personal and professional goals. SUNY Empire faculty provide individualized advisement from entry through graduation to students in their overall academic program, including design of the degree and identifying opportunities for prior learning assessment.

A highly distributed organization, SUNY Empire makes extensive use of technological applications for communication, teaching and learning, and administrative purposes. Working in cooperation with local and statewide faculty and staff, the successful candidate will provide high-quality educational services to students, engage in an active scholarly agenda, participate in college governance, and enhance the college’s reputation within the community.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialization in disability studies including disability and technology, developmental disabilities, advocacy and policy, historical and global perspectives, and health and wellness.
  • Doctorate from a regionally accredited US university or comparable non-US university is required in one of the following areas: disability studies, social work, social welfare, human services, or related area.
  • College-level teaching experience.
  • Experience teaching and/or advising non-traditional students.
  • Strong communication, computer, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with academic program development, innovative program delivery, and individualized programs.
  • Experience with learning technologies, online teaching, and course development.
  • Experience mentoring and teaching non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to diversity issues in higher education and/or through community-based work.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement.

Special Information:

  • Occasional travel will be required to fulfill regional and college-wide commitments.
  • Office hours will vary to accommodate student needs.
  • Some evening and/or weekend engagement with students is required.
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary:  Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, 12-month appointment, salary commensurate with experience.

Empire State College is an EOE employer.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT http://www.esc.edu/safety-security

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the link below:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

Apply online: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=128231

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