Tenure-Track Openings at University of Albany, SUNY
The Department of Communication at the University at Albany is seeking to fill two tenure track faculty positions to begin Fall 2016. The Department of Communication at the University at Albany is seeking
to fill two tenure track faculty positions to begin Fall 2016. The Department currently has concentrations in health, political, interpersonal/intercultural, and organizational communication; and focuses on the impact of new media and technology on social practices within all of these contexts. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the Department’s strengths in new media, and communication and technology. The Department has a distinctive commitment to public engagement, and awards BA degrees in Communication and in Journalism; and MA, and PhD degrees in Communication.
Assistant or Associate Professor (P15-39665): Candidates will be expected to conduct original research and teach courses in political communication, civic engagement, and/or e-government. Senior scholars should possess an established record of productive research and a record of excellence in teaching; junior scholars should demonstrate the potential for productive research and some evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2015.
Assistant Professor (P15-39666): Candidates will be expected to conduct original research and teach courses in strategic communication (broadly defined) that intersect with one or more of the Department’s current areas of emphasis. Possible areas of concentration include public relations, risk communication, and/or crisis communication. It is anticipated that courses taught will be cross-listed in the Department’s communication studies and journalism programs. The Journalism Program has strengths in investigative and public affairs reporting, ethics, digital media, and literary journalism. Review of applications will begin October 7, 2015.
All applicants should demonstrate the potential for productive research and some evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also share a commitment to the University’s strategic values for engaged learning and societal responsibility, and to its goals for increasing levels of external funding.
All applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. A doctoral degree is required. Degrees should be granted by a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The appointments will begin in Fall 2016.