Assistant/Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in Strategic Communication

Oswego, Oswego County
Apr 02, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit: Date of Appointment: August 18, 2014 Description of Responsibilities: The appointed candidate will play a principal role in developing a new graduate curriculum in Strategic Communication, while also teaching advanced undergraduate courses. The candidate should specify in her/his application the areas of teaching specialty including but not limited to the following: strategic use of new media, organizational communication, and health communication. Specialties in communication strategies in the global environment, workplace diversity, and leadership are a plus. Successful candidates for this position will also demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a program of original research and publication. Additional responsibilities will include academic advising, student mentoring, and participation in service activities. The successful applicant will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to Strategic, Organizational or Health Communication. The candidate will have a successful record of teaching and should demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a program of original research and publication. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach advanced undergraduate courses as well as professionally-oriented graduate courses. Preferred Qualifications: At least 3 years of teaching experience, a solid record of research, and professional experience as a communication practitioner. A successful record of grant writing and application is a plus, as is demonstrated experience with and supervision of graduate students’ theses. The ability to incorporate issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and/or comparative global perspectives into course materials, as well as interest in teaching a diverse population of students is beneficial. To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to If you have any questions about the position please e-mail: Jennifer Knapp, Search Committee Chair Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered. Description of Department: Communication Studies is the largest department in the School of Communication, Media and the Arts, serving approximately 800 majors with close to 50 full and part-time faculty. The department offers majors in public relations, broadcasting and mass communication, communication and social interaction, and journalism. We also offer an online degree completion program in broadcasting and mass communication and a graduate certificate program in integrated media. We are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education and we are committed to providing students with relevant interdisciplinary experiences. Facilities include new digital production and news studios, new media production labs, high-definition editing suites, WRVO-FM, an NPR station, and student FM, television, and newspaper operations. Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America’s Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 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