Visiting Assistant Professor/ Instructor
Communication Studies Department
SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Full-Time Temporary Visiting Assistant Professor available for between one to three years, subject to annual renewal.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching courses in advertising, including Mass Media Advertising, Interviewing Principles and Practices, and other courses in the undergraduate curriculum according to the instructor's expertise and the needs of the department, especially in the area of advertising.
Course load is four courses per semester. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD in Communications or related field. ABD with designated date of completion may be considered; mastery of subject matter is required as demonstrated by such things as advanced degrees, licenses, honors, awards, and reputation in the subject matter field; scholarly ability as demonstrated by the publication of scholarly materials reflecting current developments in a particular area of expertise or the production of professional/artistic creations that achieve recognition through external review; effective interpersonal skills to engage faculty, staff, and students in a collegial and collaborative manner; effective written and oral communication skills. The Department seeks a person able to teach the theory and praxis of advertising.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in undergraduate teaching

THE DEPARTMENT: With more than 400 majors, student enrollment in the Communication Studies Department is the second largest in the School of Arts and Sciences. Our diverse faculty contributes to a variety of interdisciplinary initiatives.
Key departmental programs include majors in Communication Studies and New Communication Media. The department is also home to student run media outlets including the campus newspaper, FM radio station, television station, and opinion magazine.

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY:  The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and the School of Professional Studies. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad.
The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  For application instructions and to apply online go to:
Applications should include: a letter of application summarizing qualifications and research interests; a curriculum vita; the names and contact information of three references (with letters to be supplied on request). Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
For more information, contact Department Chair, Communication Studies Department, SUNY Cortland, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.