State University of New York at Oswego Assistant Professor of Special Education

The State University of New York at Oswego logoThe Curriculum & Instruction Department at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full-time Assistant Professor position in Special Education.

Posting Date: May 26, 2022

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: To Be Determined

Description of Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor of Special Education will teach undergraduate and graduate special education courses, supervise special education candidates in field experiences and internships, provide program and academic advisement, participate in program accreditation assessments, and serve on department, School of Education, and university committees.

In addition, the Assistant Professor of Special Education will be expected to display a demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship potential, commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills to effectively work with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

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 Special 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:
  • PhD in Special Education or related field (with Master’s degree in Special Education) at time of appointment. ABD will be considered with degree completion within 2 years
  • A minimum 3 years teaching experience as a special educator in K-12 schools and commitment to promote all students’ abilities to succeed in a multicultural and global community
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least 2 of these 3 priority areas: developmental literacy instruction, positive behavior support, and educating students with autism and significant disabilities
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Sustained teaching experience as a special educator in K-12 schools with professional emphasis on teaching for social justice, collaboration, and interdisciplinary instruction
  • Knowledge and experience in integrating instructional and assistive technology in classroom settings
  • Experience with supervision and school partnerships
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Experience delivering professional development sessions for special educators or other educators

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

To Apply Submit:
  1. Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position
  2. CV
  3. A statement addressing how your commitment to the college’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion has been demonstrated in your teaching, professional development, research, and/or service, and how these values will be implemented in this position
  4. Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  5. Contact information for three professional references, who will be contacted for a reference upon the applicant’s submission of all required application materials

Electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: Joanne O’Toole, Department Chair, at

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 20 full-time faculty, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in childhood education, adolescence 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 Diversity Policy addresses the commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion, and preparing future teachers to be leaders in multicultural and global communities.

Description of 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 in the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “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 about 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.

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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

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