Communication Studies is the largest department in the School of Communication, Media, and the Arts, serving approximately 800 majors and minors with close to 50 full and part-time faculty members. We are especially excited about the $80 million renovation of Hewitt Hall into the new home for the Departments of Communication Studies and Art and Design. This building, with a planned opening date in 2024, will feature state-of-the-art technology including brand-new television production studios, editing suites, a screening room, virtual reality labs, computer labs, research observation rooms, and a graduate-student suite featuring collaborative working spaces. Students will benefit from the most up-to-date technology, shared spaces, and interdisciplinary collaboration with Art and Design's Graphic Arts program and Cinema and Screen Studies with whom we will share Hewitt Hall. Faculty will have access to new office and conference spaces, classrooms, and research spaces.
The department offers majors in public relations, broadcasting and mass communication, communication, and journalism and offers minors in communication and journalism as well as online degree completion programs in public relations and broadcasting and mass communication. Our graduate program offers an M.A. in strategic communication along with an option for a Certificate in integrated and social media. The master's degree offers an online or residential modality. We are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and are committed to providing students with relevant interdisciplinary experiences. Finally, we strive to honor and recognize the diversity and backgrounds of our unique student population through our learning objectives, course offerings, alumni engagement, and departmental programming.
The Department of Communication Studies at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Assistant Professor of Public Relations.
Posting Date: November 7, 2022
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation: minimum salary $60,000 (or commensurate with experience) plus full New York State benefits package.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information or click here for a benefits summary.
Date of Appointment: August 2023
Description of Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor of Public Relations will teach a variety of courses within the undergraduate Public Relations major and the graduate program in Strategic Communication. Courses may include survey of public relations, public relations research, public relations writing, design & layout for media, case studies in public relations, capstone in public relations, and other courses in the candidates specialty area. The Assistant Professor may also engage in online teaching in the newly developed public relations online completion program. The Assistant Professor will be expected to conduct scholarly research activity, perform undergraduate and graduate academic advisement, and participate in departmental and university service. The Assistant Professor may be asked to serve as the adviser for the SUNY Oswego Chapter of PRSSA. Finally, it is expected that the Assistant Professor engages in pedagogical and/or scholarly work to increase awareness of diversity and inclusion and understanding of difference.
The Assistant Professor of Public Relations will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
The Communication Studies Department at SUNY Oswego fosters an inclusive and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We strive to foster an open departmental culture where diversity and inclusion are integral to the department's mission and difference is valued as a source of strength. The search committee is committed to seeking qualified candidates who reflect diverse backgrounds.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Ph.D. or terminal degree in Public Relations or related field /ABD considered - or master's degree in Public Relations or related field with substantial professional public relations experience
Evidence of effectiveness at university-level teaching
Professional experience in public relations
Online teaching experience
Academic Advising experience
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan .
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
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 commit...ment 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. Strong traditionThe 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. LocationThe 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.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego