The University at Albany — Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at the University at Albany is seeking to fill a tenure track position with a scholar whose research focuses on organizational communication. Applications are especially encouraged from individuals with interest and expertise in applied communication research. 

The Department welcomes applications from scholars of all methodological orientations. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for productive research and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants must also be willing to contribute to the Department’s initiatives in online teaching and learning. Applicants should share a commitment to the University’s strategic values for engaged learning and societal responsibility, and to its goal for increasing levels of external funding. The Department strongly encourages applications from minorities and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

The Department has strengths in health, political, interpersonal/intercultural, and organizational communication, and communication and technology, and a distinctive commitment to public engagement. It awards BA degrees in Communication and in Journalism; and MA, and PhD degrees in Communication. Review of applications will begin January 18, 2021. The starting date for the position is Fall 2021.

Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Applicants must also address their willingness to teach remotely or on-line.

Additionally, the applicant must currently possess a doctoral degree or expect to receive a doctoral degree by August 1, 2021, from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The appointment will begin in Fall 2021. Review of applications will begin January 18, 2021.

To apply, and for further details, go to:

Applicants should upload a letter of application including statements on teaching and research, a CV, and names and contact information for three references.

Established in 1844 and designated as one of the four University Centers of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 students, including some 5,000 graduate students, and its full-time faculty of about 700, in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. The University is one of the nation’s most diverse R1 institutions.

Albany, the capital of New York, is in a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 800,000. Located in beautiful upstate New York, it is in close proximity to the Berkshires, the Catskills, the Adirondacks, and the Hudson River Valley and is also convenient to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Rukhsana Ahmed, University at Albany, Department of Communication, SS 351, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222; email:

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.