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SUNY Ulster English Department - Assistant Professor

Ulster County Community College
Stone Ridge, New York
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Job Role
Full Time; 10-Month; Starting August 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Priority Screening: May 27, 2024 at 4PM EST

Position Summary:

SUNY Ulster County Community College, a two-year branch of the State University of New York located ninety miles north of New York City in the Catskill Mountains, is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in English to begin in August 2024.

Under the general supervision of the Division or Department Chair, the Assistant Professor will provide instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, class schedules, and Governing Board policy; evaluate progress of students concerning educational matters; and perform other instructional related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will teach a wide variety of English courses, specifically writing and reading courses. This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, extension site, online, and/or hybrid assignments.

  • Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to engage student interest and address a variety of learning styles.
  • Develop curriculum to integrate multicultural perspectives.
  • Integrate appropriate instructional technology into the classroom to enhance student learning.
  • Maintain accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reporting).
  • Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate.
  • Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and learning outcomes.
  • Share responsibility for the English Department functions.
  • Participate in the department schedule development process.
  • Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to: assessment, attending and engaging in department meetings, serving on institutional committees, and participating in shared governance committees and campus life activities.
  • Perform duties described in Board policy, the faculty collective bargaining contract, and as assigned at the Stone Ridge, Kingston, and/or other designated locations.


An initial starting salary of $53,400 - $66,900 will be commensurate with education, training, and experience per academic year with an excellent benefits package. This position is contingent upon adequate funding.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's in English Literature OR Master's in Composition and Rhetoric.
  • Exhibited skills working with diverse student populations.

  • Commitment to community college goals and objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Preferred Qualifications
  • TESOL, ESL, or ELL Certification(s)
  • Demonstrated experience working with developmental reading and writing populations.

Additional Information:

SUNY Ulster offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, NYS or SUNY TIAA Retirement Plans, SUNY Perks, tuition waivers, including dependent waivers, and SUNY tuition assistance.

In addition, SUFA-covered members receive, on an annual basis: 12 sick days, 5 personal days, and holidays indicated on the SUNY Ulster Academic Calendar.

Application Process:

The position is open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials should be received via email by May 27, 2024 at 4:00 pm EST to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be reviewed. SUNY Ulster reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position:
  • Resume or CV
  • Cover letter which discusses your qualifications, interests and your ability to serve a diverse student population.
  • Copy of transcripts indicating possession of minimum qualifications (officials will be required at the time of hire)
  • Three references

To apply for this position, please visit our application page at Application for Assistant Professor in English

Please submit only materials requested. All documents included in your application file become the property of the College. Applicants who fail to submit all required materials will not be considered.

We invite you to be part of a dedicated community of learners in an academic department that puts students first. Please go to for additional campus community information.

SUNY Ulster is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. This position is contingent upon adequate funding. Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, fingerprint check, verification of the right to work in the United States and all other required pre-employment conditions are met.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.

Neither the smoking of tobacco (nor other substances) nor the use of electronic vaporizers is permitted on the campus grounds.

SUNY Ulster does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. Internal applicants are not guaranteed an interview.

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