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We invite you to consider employment at SUNY Potsdam!

Founded in 1816, SUNY Potsdam, the oldest higher education institution in the State University of New York, has long been recognized as one of the leading public colleges in the United States. It has been ranked, consistently, in the top tier of public and private institutions in the Northern Regional Universities category of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. The College is distinguished not only by its commitments to teacher education and the liberal arts, but also by its unique natural, cultural and recreational environment in close proximity to the beautiful Adirondack Park. Renowned for its internationally recognized Crane School of Music, the College is a center of excellence for music and the arts. Entering its third century, the institution continues to pride itself on academic excellence and serving an increasingly diverse student population-29 percent of students are from a diverse background, including students from 28 states and international students from 14 different countries. With three other higher education institutions within a 10-mile radius, SUNY Potsdam provides for cross registration among four unique colleges and enjoys the benefits of a culturally active college town. Potsdam, N.Y., is located within two hours of several popular vacation and touristic sites, including the renowned Lake Placid and the Thousand Islands on the magnificent St. Lawrence River, and within two hours of the Canadian cities of Montreal and Ottawa. With its rich diversity, this small Northern New York village has a lot to offer.

SUNY Potsdam utilizes an online system that allows applicants to view and apply for positions. Applying for any open position at SUNY Potsdam is a two step process:

  1. Create an account
  2. Use your application to apply for an open position, respond to any supplemental questions, and copy/paste or upload attachments, including a resume or cover letter in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat (.PDF).

Faculty Professional/Management Clerical Operations/Maintenance Graduate Assistants

New Users

  • To search positions, click the Search Jobs link on the navigation bar
  • To apply for a job, click the Create Account link on the navigation bar, then follow the directions

Returning Users

  • Click the Login link on the navigation bar and enter your username and password
  • This enables you to:
    • Edit your existing application
    • Apply to new jobs without re-entering your application information
    • Review the status of positions you have applied to

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources department at (315) 267-4816 or email

Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants

To review the following SUNY Potsdam policies, click the appropriate link below:

Background Check Policy
New York Correction Law Article 23-A
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy
Reasonable Accommodation Policy


Non-Discrimination Notice/Policy: Pursuant to the State University of New York policy, SUNY Potsdam is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the campus community (including, but not limited to, vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations, and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Title IX Coordinator & Affirmative Action Officer Stacey Basford at (315) 267-2516/ Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; email