Assistant Professor Of English And Graphic Storytelling

Suny Oswego Oswego , NY 13126

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Job Description:

Description of Department: The Creative Writing program was founded at SUNY Oswego in 1965, one of the first undergraduate majors in creative writing in the world.

The program is housed in the Department of English and Creative Writing, which contains majors in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. Focus areas of the creative writing major are creative nonfiction, digital storytelling, fiction, playwriting, poetry, and screenwriting. The program supports faculty who are energetic and innovative in their approaches to curricular design and student engagement, and is committed to the support of a diverse community of writers and writing(s).

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The Department of English & Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English-Graphic Storytelling.

Posting Date: November 10, 2021

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. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment: August 2022

Description of Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor of English-Graphic Storytelling will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester, primarily in graphic storytelling, in a robust Creative Writing program with 110 majors, 80 minors.

These courses would include graphic novel writing, history of comics, and related popular culture genres and topics, with courses offered in small workshop, larger lecture, and (potentially) online modalities. Responsibilities include working collaboratively in interdisciplinary ways both on campus and statewide; providing departmental and University service; advising majors; and continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative activity.

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 English-Graphic Storytelling 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:

  • Master of Fine Arts by time of appointment

  • Substantial and ongoing publication of graphic novels at the national level (not self-published)

  • Experience and connections within the comics and graphic novel publishing industries

  • Considerable expertise with online learning experiences for students

  • Effective in small workshops as well as larger lecture courses

  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through teaching, service, or scholarship

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 you are asked to submit a separate diversity statement, please see application instructions.

Additional Information:

If you have questions about the position, please contact: Juliet A Giglio, Search Chair at

Application Instructions:

To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position

  • CV/Resume

  • Digital portfolio of published work

  • A statement addressing how your commitment to the college's values of diversity, equity and inclusions has been demonstrated in your teaching, professional development, research, or service

  • Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress

  • Contact information for three professional references

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Assistant Professor Of English And Graphic Storytelling

Suny Oswego