Baruch College — Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Multiple Positions)

Job Description: 

The Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College invites applications for two assistant professor positions beginning in August of 2023. For the first position, the ideal candidate will be a specialist in the area of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy (broadly defined) and will also possess a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the discipline of communication studies. For the second position, the ideal candidate will be a specialist in the area of Intercultural and International Communication (broadly defined) and will also possess a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the discipline of communication studies. Finally, for each position, the ideal candidate will have the ability to direct thesis and capstone projects in the department’s Master’s program in Corporate Communication, and to enhance the department’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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 3,000graduate 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 several basic communication 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 third largest major in the college; and one in Communication Studies, which 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, with an enrollment of over one-thousand students. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, the Department also offers a master’s degree in Corporate Communication, with an enrollment of approximately sixty students.

All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

Compensation and Benefits:
$72,667 – $90,375; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

A Ph.D. in communication studies or a related field at the time of appointment is required for this position.

How to Apply:
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #25563.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” below.  Please send a Cover Letter, Vita, and a publication or writing sample that best represents your work. We will be requesting three letters of recommendation at the first interview stage.  Additionally, applicants are required to submit a narrative statement of one to two pages describing: first, their commitment to all facets of academic freedom, including their commitment to encouraging a diversity of viewpoints in all aspects of their teaching; and second, their commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first generation of their family to attend a college or university.

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All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to 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:
Posting will end on November 25, 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.