The Communications Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for a full-time teaching position, in the area of communications law beginning in fall 2018, at the rank of associate or full professor. A candidate with extensive relevant professional experience will be considered for a position as a Professor of Practice. A Ph.D. or J.D. is required.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record in research, policy development, or practice in the field of communication law. We are especially interested in candidates with specialties in 1) digital privacy, or 2) media and technology law.
Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in working with students from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. At the graduate level we regularly offer courses on media law for our professionally oriented master’s students. At the undergraduate level, we regularly offer specific courses on communications law for journalism students; for public relations and advertising students; and for students in the television, radio and film industries. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable teaching any of these classes; the course load will be 4 or 5 courses a year depending on background. The ability to teach other communication classes in areas consistent with the candidate’s experience is also desirable, including the possibility of specialty law courses.
The successful candidate should expect a variety of service duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; mentoring junior faculty; department, school and university committee service; and occasional community outreach.
Widely regarded as the nation’s leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. A recent $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 includes the Studio and Innovation Center. This center encompasses a high-tech entertainment production environment that rivals many Hollywood studios, a creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends and a top-of-the-line digital news center. This space provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.
Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and the brightest. Students are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.8 GPA.
The Newhouse School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden the diversity of our faculty. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
For full description and online application instructions, go to https://www.sujobopps.com – JOB# 073556. Cover letter, resume or vitae and names, addresses, and a list of four references must be attached online. Review of applications begins December 31 and will continue until the position is filled.
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