State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor in Public Relations
Filed in Faculty on January 4, 2017
The Department of Communication Studies at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public Relations.
Posting Date: January 4, 2017
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 United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-January-2017.pdf or
Date of Appointment: August 2017
Description of Responsibilities: Will teach a variety of courses that could include introduction to public relations, public relations research, public relations writing, public relations cases, public relations campaigns and strategies, and courses in specialty area with the possibility of developing and/or teaching graduate courses. Will engage in scholarly research and/or creative activity. Scholarly research and/or creative activity that involve students (e.g. national competitions, campaigns, research labs) is encouraged. Active involvement in academic advisement and departmental and university service is expected.
In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, 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: Master’s degree in public relations or related field, along with professional experience in agency, corporate, government and/or not-for-profit settings, are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in public relations, communication, or a related field is preferred. Professional experience, university-level teaching experience, and evidence of communication-related scholarship and/or creative activity are preferred.
To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, and contact information for three professional references to:
If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:
Dr. Lindsay McCluskey, search committee chair, at 315-312-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1000 majors and minors 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 digital production and news studios, new media production labs, high-definition editing suites, WRVO-FM, a NPR station, student FM and television operations, and a student newspaper.
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, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, 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 is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; 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 www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing email@example.com.
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