Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication (Organizational, Health) will teach a variety of courses within the graduate program in strategic communication as well as the undergraduate communication program. Courses may include research methods, communication theory, and advanced undergraduate and graduate seminars in the specialty area. The assistant professor will also engage in online teaching, scholarly research activity, undergraduate and graduate advisement, MA student thesis committees, departmental service, and university service.
In addition, the Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:
If you have any questions about the position, please contact:
Dr. Katherine Thweatt, Search Committee Chair
Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.
Description of Department: Communication Studies is the largest department in the School of Communication, Media, and the Arts, serving approximately 900 majors and minors with close to 50 full and part-time faculty members. 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 the 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.
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Doctorate in communication studies or related field, area of focus may be organizational communication or health communication by time of appointment. However, other areas of expertise will be given consideration with significant research and graduate teaching experience.
Evidence of communication-related scholarship with a quantitative or mixed methods approach
Evidence of teaching effectiveness, as well as a clearly articulated teaching philosophy.
Expertise and experience in graduate level teaching in organizational or health communication.
Proficiency in advanced statistical analyses.
Experience advising graduate students.
Experience designing and delivering online courses.
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors.
Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good.
Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.
The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Inspired by... a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world.
The college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.
The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy.
The college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year.
Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes.
Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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