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Assistant Professor - Speech Communication
Job ID: 17417
Location: Queensborough CC
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of Speech, Communication and Theatre Arts at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication Studies starting Spring/Fall 2018. The preferred candidate may work in any area in the Communications field: Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, Information and Communication Technology. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or in a related doctoral discipline (Media Studies, Rhetoric, Speech Communication, Cultural Studies, Intercultural, Popular Culture, Business Organization, Public Relations).
One of the College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We are committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, and strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.
Given the importance of pedagogical innovation at QCC, we seek a candidate who is an effective, dynamic teacher with a record or promise of excellence in teaching; and with the ability to teach a range of courses across the curriculum, including public speaking, small group communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication and mass communication. The ideal candidate should have a strong knowledge of communication theories, practices and methodologies and be able to assist in developing the Communication Studies concentration in the Department of Speech Communication & Theatre. Moreover, the ideal candidate should also show evidence of a strong research program and grant seeking. Contractual teaching load is 27 contact hours for the academic year (typically nine course sections), however 24 hours of release time is available for research purposes after the first semester for eight consecutive semesters reducing the teaching load to seven sections per academic year.
The Assistant Professor will be required to demonstrate a record of scholarly research and publications for re-appointment, tenure and promotion.
The successful candidate will (i) teach a range of courses across the curriculum, including public speaking, small group communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication and mass communication; (ii) assume a leadership role in developing and accessing communication courses and incorporate technologies as research and presentation tools; (iii)participate in departmental and college activities, including committee work, course and program assessment and curriculum development; (iv)further responsibilities may include speech proficiency screenings, participation as a judge or coordinator in departmental speech competition, curriculum development, student advisement and mentoring student projects; (v) evening/weekend schedule may be required.
The Media and Design Centre is equipped with Mac computers and 3-dimensional modeling software to enhance theatrical scenic design, lighting plots and video recording.
Ph.D. degree (in hand) in Communication or related doctoral fields (Media Studies, Rhetoric, Speech Communication, Cultural Studies, Intercultural, Popular Culture, Business Organization, Public Relation) is required for appointment as Assistant Professor.
Prior teaching experience in an udergraduate academic setting, demonstrated scholarship or achievement.
Other Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others for the good of the institution
Candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service/outreach center on nonprofit organizations and/or underrepresented student or community populations are preferred
Coursework in speech communication and knowledge of theories, practices and methodology
Experience teaching in a community college and/or teaching diverse student populations preferred
Experience in communication curriculum development
Experience in developing and implementing course assessment
Broad experience in teaching communication courses
Experience teaching the use of technology for research and/or presentation
Experience teaching in a diverse environment
An innovative perspective and non-traditional approach to pedagogy
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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Candidates must provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
November 19, 2017. Review of resumes to begin October 4, 2017.
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