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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Elementary Education and Reading in Oneonta, New York

Assistant Professor - Elementary Education and Reading



Department:Elementary Education and Reading

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Dec 15, 2022


Position ID:157014


Job Description:

The Department of Elementary Education and Reading at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor - Elementary Education and Reading specializing in Literacy and Educational Foundations focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion beginning Fall 2023. The department encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

SUNY Oneonta is recognized as a regional leader in teacher education. SUNY Oneonta is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Department of Elementary Education and Reading has 13 faculty members, offers undergraduate programs in Childhood Education 1-6 and Early Childhood/Childhood Education B-6, and offers graduate programs in Literacy Education Birth-Grade 6 and Grades 5-12 as well as an advanced certificate in Bilingual Education. To learn more about the College or the Department, please

Duties include but are not limited to:Teaching undergraduate Early Childhood and Childhood Education courses, graduate courses in Literacy Education, foundations of education courses, and other courses to meet department needs; assuming the Literacy Programs Coordinator role on a rotating term basis; maintaining an active scholarly agenda; advising of undergraduate and/or graduate students; working collegially with other members of the department and school; contributing to college-wide goals; and maintaining a commitment to service for the department, school, college and community.

Base Salary:$54,000. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD/EdD in Curriculum and Instruction or closely related field with a literacy focus (ABD considered; completion required by date of appointment).

  • Teaching certificate and a minimum of three years teaching at the elementary or middle school level.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

  • Demonstrated interest in an active program of research.


  • Relevant college teaching experience (literacy and/or foundations of education courses).

  • Experience with socioemotional teaching and learning.

  • Experience teaching face-to-face, online or hybrid (partially online) courses.

  • A beginning record of scholarly output.

  • Experience in teaching or designing action research.

  • Experience working with diverse populations and/or culturally relevant teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, access to higher education, and working with first generation college students, in particular.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts (official required at time of appointment), a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and a diversity statement that reflects an evidence-based commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and access to higher education. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at:, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.