Assistant Professor of English

Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Tenure Track)

SUNY Adirondack is a teaching- and learning-centered community college, which fosters a diverse and equitable learning environment for students of all ages, backgrounds, goals, and learning styles. Our size is intimate, with only 2100 full-time students, yet we offer more than 30 unique academic programs that prepare students for both work and transfer to four-year schools. A four-year degree is attainable on campus through our SUNY Plattsburgh extension center. While many of our students are first generation college educated and from rural areas in Upstate New York, we are excited by the influx of students from downstate and out of state who can now live in our new 400-bed residence hall.  

From interactive classroom instruction to one-one-one guidance outside of class, our faculty are committed to both personal and public transformation through education, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. With population of 23% returning adults and 15% people of color, SUNY Adirondack maintains a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and to the welfare of its growing multicultural student body.

We strongly encourage applications from minorities and other underrepresented groups. A demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and to the values of inclusion, engagement, and equity is imperative.

We seek an experienced teacher of writing with a background in journalism, feature writing and/or creative non-fiction. Applicants must have experience incorporating various learning styles and methods of delivery into their instruction and be committed to fostering freedom of inquiry, critical thought, imagination, and diverse perspectives. Excellent in writing and interpersonal skills are required. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience teaching at community colleges and in programs for at-risk students, including ALP and other forms of learning communities. There is a standard 5/5 teaching load with class sizes that range from 15 to 25.


Master's degree or doctorate. All candidates welcome, but areas of concentration of particular usefulness may be creative nonfiction, journalism, composition theory, or related fields.

This position is contingent on final budget approval.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Employment Type: Full Time


When applying, please include a letter of interest, resume, names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Full consideration will be given if received by February 28, 2019.

SUNY-ADK values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.