Assistant Professor – Funeral Services


Funeral Services Administration


$62,000 - $70,000

Description of Duties

The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Canton invites qualified applicants for a full-time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (other ranks considered) position in the Funeral Services Administration Department, beginning September 1, 2024.


Responsibilities for TENURE-TRACK* include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach courses as assigned in the program in a variety of instructional modalities (face-to-face, online, and flex) and implements assessment and use of data for continuous improvement in course and program student learning outcomes.
  • Advise funeral services administration students.
  • Participate in faculty committees and other activities related to university service.
  • Continually develop and improve skills and knowledge in the discipline through professional development while maintaining a NYS funeral directors license.
  • Engage in scholarly activities that contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in the discipline.
  • Ensure ABFSE and state compliance requirements are adhered throughout the program.

*See on-line employment posting at https://employment.canton.edu/ for duties for Lecturer rank.


Required for TENURE-TRACK**:

  • Earned degree in mortuary science from a regionally and ABFSE accredited institution.
  • Master’s degree in a related field of study (a “related field of study” is a discipline or subject matter that is testable on the National Board Exam.)
  • Must hold or be able to obtain (within three months of employment) a New York State Funeral Director’s license.
  • Proof of good standing as a funeral director/embalmer with the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directing, or the equivalent from another state.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in the practice of funeral services and embalming.

**See on-line employment posting at https://employment.canton.edu/ for qualifications for Lecturer rank.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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SUNY Canton, a unit of the State University of New York, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SUNY Canton is building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.