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Job TitleASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIESDepartmentCommunication StudiesSchool/Parent OrganizationSchool of Humanities and SciencesDivisionProvost and Educational Affairs DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAcademic Year2020-2021Academic SemesterFall 2020Anticipated start date08/16/2020If temporary, expected end dateFaculty StatusTenure Eligible, Notice (TE)Position/Job Summary

The Department of Communication Studies welcomes applications for a tenure-eligible faculty position to begin August 16, 2020. We seek candidates who recognize the power of a diverse and inclusive intellectual community. The successful candidate will share our commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students, as well as the ability to contribute to disciplinary conversations through scholarship and community conversations through service.

The Department of Communication Studies is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. We offer small classes that foster discussion and active learning. We value student-centered, inclusive pedagogy and work together to create significant learning experiences in and beyond the classroom. Collaboratively, and with respect for each individual’s input, faculty work to create and maintain a climate of inclusive excellence through our curriculum, pedagogy, student mentoring, research, and service to the College and community.

Situated in the School of Humanities and Sciences, our department is dedicated to liberal arts education in the communication discipline. We are committed to the Collegewide goal of creating an integrative learning experience for undergraduates who face complex personal, professional, and global challenges.

Position/Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must have an earned J.D. or Ph.D. Candidates who hold both a J.D. and a Ph.D. will receive special consideration. The successful candidate will have teaching expertise in legal communication for undergraduates (both introductory and advanced courses), as well as communication research methods from a social scientific perspective and advanced courses in interpersonal communication.

An ongoing scholarly research program in legal/interpersonal communication is expected.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach:

1. a current curriculum vitae

2. a letter that describes your approach to teaching undergraduate students, your scholarly successes and future goals, and your ideas for and/or past experiences working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students.

3. a graduate transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).

4. a list of three references with full contact information. References will be contacted after semi-finalists are selected.

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be complete by October 15, 2019.

Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

The Department of Communication Studies recognizes the power of a diverse and inclusive intellectual community and we are committed to recruiting and retaining faculty with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Collaboratively, and with respect for each individual’s input, communication studies strives for inclusive excellence in our curriculum, pedagogy, student mentoring, research, and service to the College and community.

The department currently includes eight full-time faculty, three part-time faculty, and an administrative assistant. We house two BA programs, one disciplinary and one inter-disciplinary, as well as two minors, one in communication studies and one in sport studies. We also oversee the collegewide speech and debate team. Our faculty are affiliated with and contribute to many curricular programs housed outside the department, including the Integrative Core Curriculum, the Ithaca Seminar Program, Legal Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Honors, Media Literacy, Classical Studies, and the Martin Luther King Scholars Program.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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FLSA StatusExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesIs this position covered by the SEIU?NoVacancy IDF2170Quick Link Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
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  3. Transcripts
  4. Reference List
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      Posted: 9/12/2019
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