Baruch College — Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies

Job Description:
The Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College invites applications for a cluster of lecturer positions beginning in August of 2022. Lecturer positions focus on pedagogy at the freshman and sophomore level. The people filling these positions will be required to teach 24 hours (normally 8 classes) a year, at least 18 hours (6 classes) of which must consist of basic oral communication courses at the 1000 or 2000 level. Successful candidates will be committed to institutional and departmental service; especially valued are candidates who are interested in contributing to advancing department initiatives around diversity and inclusion.

Lecturer positions are subject to annual review for five years. Reviews focus primarily on the quality of the instructor’s teaching and contributions to service. After the fifth consecutive successful annual review the lecturer is granted a Certificate of Continuous Employment, a tenure-like status that affords them permanent employment at the college without the requirement of further review.

Baruch College, located in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, is a senior college in the City University of New York, with roughly 15,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students enrolled in three schools: the Lawrence Zicklin School of Business; the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences; and the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. The Department of Communication Studies, located in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, offers three basic public speaking courses (at least one of which is required of almost all undergraduates in the College), as well as two undergraduate majors: one in Corporate Communication, which is the fourth largest major in the college; and one in Communication Studies, which is now six years old and is currently the fastest growing major in the college. The Department also offers an undergraduate minor in Communication Studies, which is the largest minor in the College. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, the Department also offers a Master’s degree in Corporate Communication, with an enrollment of approximately seventy students.

Compensation and Benefits:
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Qualifications:
B.A. required and graduate degree strongly preferred in communication studies or a related field. Baruch College has an extremely diverse student body of more than 18,000 individuals, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. We seek faculty who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education. Please see https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/

Successful candidates will be:

  • Expert teachers in Communication Studies with sub-discipline abilities in areas such as, corporate communication, organizational communication, interpersonal and group communication, intercultural and international communication, rhetoric and public advocacy, and/or digital communication and culture.
  • Well versed in thought leadership in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), especially as it relates to the discipline of Communication Studies.
  • Invited to participate in Baruch’s “Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop” and CUNY’s “Innovative Teaching Academy”
  • Effective teaching in at least two of the three modalities of in-person, hybrid, and online.

How to Apply:
STEP ONE –
Go to the CUNY website cuny.jobs to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #24023.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting https://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/lecturer-department-of-communication-studies/BE8796A055FC44C892118B8A9E86E4CE/job/

STEP TWO –
Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:
Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2022.

EEO Statement:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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