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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates


Thank you for your interest in employment at SUNY Potsdam.

In accordance with statewide hiring freeze guidelines provided by New York State on April 28, 2020, effective immediately SUNY Potsdam is suspending all job searches with very limited exceptions. The following positions are deemed exempt from this freeze: positions related directly to protecting public health and safety or directly related to the generation of State revenue.

If you have previously applied for a position, please check the applicant portal for the status of your application. Kindly note your candidacy will not be negatively affected during the freeze.

We value your interest in employment at SUNY Potsdam, and will update this notification as further information becomes available.


SUNY Potsdam utilizes an online system that allows applicants to view and apply for positions. This system is referred to as SPOLR (SUNY Potsdam Online Recruiting).

For Job Seekers: - For applicants to search for open positions, create an application and apply for a position.

For Recruitment: (SPOLR internal site) - For employees of the College responsible for recruitment (Supervisors, Directors, Deans, Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action, Business Affairs, Human Resources, Secretaries and search committee members).


Additional Employment Information:

Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants

Background Checks

New York Correction Law Article 23-A

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Dual Career Searches

Campus Crime Statistics

Other Employment Opportunities:

The Research Foundation of SUNY - Grants

PACES - Dining Services and More

Student Employment - SUNY Students Only

Explore SUNY Potsdam:

Check out the Virtual Tour

Explore Potsdam:

Potsdam Chamber of Commerce

Discover Potsdam

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 Interim Dean of Students Eric Duchscherer at (315) 267-2117 / 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