Careers at SUNY

SUNY fuels New York's economy by creating jobs for the country's best and brightest talent in communities all over the state. We seek to attract and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration across all our campuses and our 90,000+ employees across 64 campuses represent a diverse array of skills. All of our faculty and staff members support and contribute to our mission in unique ways.

Each SUNY campus is responsible for its own faculty and professional recruitment and staffing procedures. This site will enable you to search for professional and faculty vacancy announcements on a SUNY-wide basis. Benefits at state-operated campuses are similar at all campuses, however benefits for community colleges vary by campus. You should contact directly those campuses whose vacancies best suit your interests.

SUNY State Employee Benefits At a Glance:

Health and Wellness


Excellent health insurance (now available with a reduced 28 calendar waiting period):

  • NO high deductible
  • Minimal co-pays; No cost preventive care forcovered services
  • Nationwide coverage (Empire Plan-PPO)
  • Various geographic HMO options
  • Center of Excellence Coverage:
    • Paid-in-full benefits from specific providers recognized as leaders in their field, covering cancer treatment, transplants, substance abuse and infertility.

Free dental and vision coverage


Continuation of health insurance for employees (and eligible dependents) into retirement.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Free services to employees and their familiesto assist with everyday issues

Financial Well-Being


Amazing Retirement Benefits

  • Have the option to choose either the New YorkState Pension plan, which can provide lifetimeguaranteed income with investments made by adedicated team of expert analysts.
  • Or can elect a generous investment basedRetirement Plan, where SUNY contributesbetween 8% - 10% of your salary.Participants choose their own investments withavailable professional advice to select amongflexible choices. (eligibility based on appointment)

Ability to contribute additional pre-/post-tax retirement contributions to a supplemental savings plan via payroll deductions (403b/457b)


Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Programs


Loan Forgiveness Eligibility (Public Service Loan Forgiveness)


Life Insurance Benefits

Work/Life Balance


Lots of time off that allows you to accumulate/carry-over from year to year! (The below is based upon full-time employment)

  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Up to 21 vacation days per year
  • Up to 21 sick days per year
  • Up to 5 days of personal leave for eligible titles
  • Paid time off for cancer screening; jury duty,bereavement, etc.

12 weeks of Parental Leave at FULL PAY


12 weeks of Paid Family Leave (based upon position)


Telecommuting opportunities


Employer Contributions for Flexible Spending dependent care coverage


Long Term Disability available (based on position).

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This summary information has been prepared for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.

Benefits listed are for positions at state-operated campuses. For community college benefits, please visit the individual campus website.

This summary does not convey, grant or guarantee benefit(s) or employment right(s).