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SUNY Morrisville Equine-Hunt Seat Riding Tenure Track Open Rank Faculty in Morrisville, New York

Equine-Hunt Seat Riding Tenure Track Open Rank Faculty

Category:Full-time Faculty


Department:School of Agriculture, Business & Technology

Locations:Morrisville, NY

Posted:Apr 1, 2024

Closes:Open Until Filled


Position ID:174240


About SUNY Morrisville:

SUNY Morrisville, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources.

The Morrisville campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours).

The Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville has been serving the Norwich community and the surrounding areas for more than 46 years, offering students associate degree options such as Criminal Justice, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing. The campus is also used by businesses, not-for-profits and community partners for training, events and videoconferencing.

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by SUNY Morrisville, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education as well as vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, SUNY Morrisville is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

Budget Title: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

Unit: Equine-Hunt Seat Riding

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Rank and salary, $50,000+ depending on qualifications

Duration: 10-months

Brief Description of Duties:

SUNY Morrisville is offering a tenure track faculty position in our Associate and Bachelor degree equine science program.

Instructional responsibilities will focus on the Hunter Seat riding discipline

  • Particularly upper-level specialization courses in Hunter & Jumper riding

  • Could include any aspect of the equine industry (both lower and upper level courses) as related to the successful candidate's areas of expertise.

  • Coordinating summer programs with Hunt Seat ISA.

Hunt Seat herd management

  • Assisting in daily care, health and maintenance of lesson horse herd.

  • Involvement in procurement of new horses and establishing relationships with various equestrian professionals throughout the region and beyond.

  • Recordkeeping, sales and leasing for program animals

Candidate will be a collaborative team member of the Equine Science department

  • Responsible for implementing progressive teaching and program development

  • Work with accounting to develop program budgeting

  • Entrepreneurial activities and public service in their area of expertise and related discipline.

Contribution to academic community though service at departmental, college, and/or university levels will be expected. Additional duties could involve student recruitment, academic student advising and retention, student club advisement, internship supervisor and course and program assessment, academic review, ISA supervisor and program promotion. Coaching IHSA Hunt Seat riding team may also be potential duties associated with this position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Requirements

  • Professor designation: Masters Degree in Equine Science, or related discipline

  • Instructor designation: Bachelors Degree in Equine Science, or related discipline

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with current equine industry practices

  • Experience in starting and finishing training in hunter/jumper industry, & experience in showing horses in the respective discipline.

  • Experience teaching or working as an instructor with strong interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for 1) excellent teaching, 2) academic and career advisement of our undergraduate students, 3) contribution to department's continuing and developing instructional, entrepreneurial and recruitment activities, and 4) effective teamwork within a diverse array of students, colleagues and equine professionals.

Additional Information:

SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, and prohibits discrimination in employment based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EEO/ADA

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Application Instructions:

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by as soon as possible, to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure:Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at

Please provide Cover Letter, Resume, and at least three employment references (we will not contact references without prior permission).