Visiting Assistant Professor of Technology

Job description

Category:: Academic / Faculty
Department:: Technology
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Sep 25, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time Temporary

About 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 click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

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Job Description:

Description of Department: The Department of Technology, within the School of Education, offers programs in Technology Education, Technology Management, and a Technology Minor. Eight full time faculty and a statewide contingent of adjuncts deliver dynamic professional and technical course offerings to about 210 undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers as technology and engineering educators or as managers in business and industry. Our programs contain a combination of professional and laboratory-based courses where students develop skills in a variety of advanced technologies and practices. Candidates are encouraged to visit for more information on the department and our program offerings.

The Department of Technology is 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 to prepare students for careers in increasingly diverse educational and industrial environments, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at All new faculty will contribute to building this environment.

The Department of Technology at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for one year term appointment Visiting Assistant Professor position.

Date Posted: September 25, 2019

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: August 2020

Description of Responsibilities:

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Technology will:

  • Instruct laboratory coursework in areas that may include technical drawing, design, CAD, electronics, materials processing, energy technologies, biotechnology, manufacturing, communications, construction, or transportation technologies depending on area of expertise.
  • Assume responsibilities for instructional laboratory management.
  • Engage in opportunities to provide leadership with developing and delivering technology programs that promote global awareness, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Initiate, develop, and participate in partnerships with schools, professional organizations, and industries in New York State and nationally.
  • Provide academic advisement for undergraduate students.
  • Participate in department, school, and college service.
  • Commit to research and scholarship in technology education.

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 Visiting Assistant Professor of Technology 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:

  • Masters degree in Technology Education or a closely related field by time of appointment
  • Ability to teach hands-on coursework in a laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty and students.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional, community, or teaching experience.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Postsecondary teaching experience.
  • Ability to teach coursework in technical writing and/or technology and society.
  • Experience or interest in promoting 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

Additional Information:

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

Mr. Richard Bush, Search Committee Chair


[email protected]

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications along with your reaching philosophy, a diversity statement, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts 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 by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 5/6/2020
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