Visiting Assistant Professor For (Eap) English For Academic Purposes

Suny Oswego Oswego , NY 13126

Posted 4 days ago

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 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.

Click here for additional information about SUNY Oswego.

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 click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu.

For Campus Safety information, please click here to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Click here for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Job Description:

Description of Department:

The mission of the Division of Extended Learning is to expand access to the SUNY Oswego experience through the creation, delivery and support of innovative and responsive credit and non-credit programming for diverse audiences via multiple locations, modalities and services. We cultivate collaborative partnerships and provide superior customer service to ensure high quality, lifelong learning opportunities.

The Division coordinates offering of a variety of credit and non-credit bearing courses and programs for both non-traditional and traditional students at the Oswego campus, Syracuse Branch Campus, Online, during summer and winter terms and at offsite locations. The Extended Learning Divisions portfolio includes online learning program management, instructional design, and academic advising and concierge student services. The Division is the home to the SUNY Oswego in the High Schools and Oswego County New Vision programs where eligible high school students are able to concurrently enroll in SUNY Oswego courses for college credit.

Extended Learning also is home to the International Language Education Center which coordinates the offering of Intensive English programs offered year round for academically prepared international students who lack sufficient English skills to fully matriculate into a program of study, as well as our successful 40+ year old summer program for students from around the world. The Division also offers English for Academic Purposes and U.S. Culture courses during traditional semesters for credit based students.

Professional development programs are available by contract, on site, or online. The Division is proud to provide academic and support services to active duty military and veterans both online and face to face at the Syracuse and main campus resulting in numerous Veteran Friendly designations. The Division also provides services such as Testing and Proctoring Services, International Student Services, Non-Traditional Student Services and Room Rental at our Syracuse branch campus. In late 2020, the Division expanded to include the Office of Business and Community Relations and their site in downtown Oswego.

Multiple programs and initiatives stem from this office including the Oswego Country Workforce Development Board, Oswego's Small Business Development Center, Leadership Oswego County, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Contract Workforce Training, Consulting and many other partnerships in service to the region.

The Division of Extended Learning at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Visiting Assistant Professor (10 month)

Posting Date: September 22, 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. 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: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:

The Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) for EAP (English for Academic Purposes) courses is a full time 10 month instructional position. This position reports to SUNY Oswego's Division of Extended Learning teaches courses in Oswego, NY.

This position collaborates closely with the Program Manager for ILEC (International Language & Education Center) but works very closely with the English Department to serve student needs an ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum. The ILEC Program Manager, in collaboration with the Office of International Educational Programs determines the number and specific course offerings required each semester. The position delivers high quality English as a Second Language (ESL) credit courses to college aged, often international, students participating in ESL Program(s). Responsibilities include planning, preparing, and delivering lessons to groups of students based on their language abilities (level). It also offers approved credit-based curriculum in conjunction with the ILEC Program Manager and English Department faculty.

The position assesses students' needs and progress, lectures, runs oral drills, promotes conversation groups, gives writing and reading assignments and facilitates listening and speaking activities. The position also assists in developing other non-credit programs and supporting ILEC programs as needed. The incumbent must stay current in best practices of teaching ESL, pedagogical approaches, and strategies to engage and motivate ESL learners in order to meet professional obligations, including service to campus committees and membership in work-related local, regional, and national organizations. In addition, this position is expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or noncredit education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively 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 incumbent 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.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree by time of appointment

  • One year of experience teaching ESL courses

  • Expertise managing multiple projects and working with multiple stakeholders

  • Success as an active member of a team

  • Flexible problem-solving attitude, demonstrated written, oral & interpersonal communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion of underserved populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in TESOL/TESL or related area

  • Three years of experience in planning and teaching ESL courses

  • Experience working in a higher education environment

  • Demonstrated work in diversity and inclusion issues, reflective of the international student arena, through professional or community service.

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)

Additional Information:

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

Paul Tomascak, Search Chair at paul.tomascak@oswego.edu

Visa sponsorship not available for this position

Application Instructions:

To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position

  • CV/Resume

  • Teaching Statement

  • 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.

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

  • Contact information for three professional references, who will be contacted for a reference letter upon the applicant's submission of all required application materials. At least one professional reference provided must be a current or former manager/supervisor.

electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

All required documents must be uploaded in order for your application to be reviewed and considered. Please click here to login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.

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