SUNY New Paltz Vacancy – External Posting (Faculty)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Sociology

Budget Title: Instructor

Local Title: Instructor of Sociology/Concentration in Human Services

Posting Date: November 8, 2017

Classification: n/a

Duties: The Sociology Department of SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a tenure track Instructor of Sociology and Concentration in Human Services (CHS). The CHS was initiated by local human services professionals in 1992 to professionalize the field of human service. The CHS prepares students to work directly with service recipients using a variety of modalities. Inspired by European social pedagogy, the CHS has a distinct focus on human rights and international social welfare. For more information on the CHS, refer to

The primary responsibilities will be to teach the following core courses in the CHS: Introduction to Human Services, a survey course, which requires a broad knowledge of the vast variety of human services populations and programs as well as social welfare policies; Human Services Theory and Practice I with a focus on families and child welfare; the senior year Field Education Internship courses, which include teaching the field education courses, individual and group supervision, and site visits to internship placements; and other courses as needed.

Participation in departmental and university service is expected, as is engagement in ongoing professional development activities.



  • Terminal degree, preferably an M.S.W., D.S.W, or a Ph.D. in Social Welfare.
  • Background in both theoretical expertise and clinical and hands-on practice experience in the field of human services.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of direct support practitioners in residential settings
  • Commitment to the professionalization of the human services workforce


  • Experience teaching at the university level with evidence of teaching excellence

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; sample syllabi; a summary of student evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching; a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample (URL accepted). The three professional references provided by applicant will receive an email with a link to upload reference letters. To apply, please visit Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on 12/5/17 and continue until the position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

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