Columbia University

Director of Communications, Graduate School of Arts and Science

Reporting to the Vice Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the Director of Communications will be responsible for overseeing strategic communications for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, encompassing publications, media relations, the school’s website and social media presences, and advertising. The Director of Communications will work with the Graduate School’s senior leadership to develop and execute a communications plan that promotes wider recognition and awareness of GSAS to internal and external audiences, including prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree highly preferred. Five years of experience in communications required; experience at an institution of higher education or related a definite plus. Must have the absolute highest command of the written word: Only superlative and meticulous writers should consider applying; must be a confident and exacting editor of other people’s prose; extensive writing and publication samples must be submitted with application; must be adept at working both independently and in collaboration, have demonstrated management experience, and be able to think strategically; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; strong digital and social-media skills; must be well organized, a quick learner, and calm under pressure; ability to detect emerging communications trends and make recommendations for innovative change. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver), and web technologies and desktop publishing software preferred. Experience with content management systems such as Drupal, and knowledge of HTML and CSS.

To Apply: Interested individuals must apply on-line: To be considered, an applicant must supply a resume, a cover letter and a writing sample. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Syracuse University

The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure track/tenured faculty position in Public Relations (PR) to begin on August 21, 2017. Position rank is negotiable. Ideal candidates should have a master’s degree emerging and social media professional experience within communications and a record of thought leadership. The successful candidate will help refine, develop and teach courses in community management and engagement, emerging and social media, analytics, PESO or multimedia storytelling as applied to public relations.

Visit, Job # 072625 to apply.

Priority consideration date is September 15, 2016.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Manhattan College

Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Manhattan College’s Communication Department seeks a tenure-track faculty member, at the assistant professor level, to join and participate in the building of our dynamic and still relatively new undergraduate program.  We are looking for someone who will guide our concentration in journalism, but who is also a communication generalist.  In addition, we seek someone committed to the balance of theory and practice, given our commitment to the liberal arts tradition and the College’s Lasallian tradition and to take advantage of our location in the northernmost borough of New York City.  By theory, we mean theory that connects our discipline to the liberal arts, to ethical practice in the media/mass media industry, to the use of media by citizens and consumers, to media’s impact on individuals and society/culture, and to the role of journalism within a democratic political system.  By practice, we mean someone with either or both a record of professional experience and a willingness to work and network with the industry in Manhattan to create internship and career opportunities for our students.

The successful candidate must be willing to teach basic courses as well as courses in journalism, and will serve as advisor for our student newspaper, The Quadrangle (for which s/he will receive either course release time or a stipend).  The candidate must also be committed to steering our students across the frontier of our digital future, with respect to the changes and uncertainties digital media present for the news industry and journalistic practice, and the consequence of these changes and uncertainties for the provision and necessity of news in a democratic society.

Finally, we are particularly interested in a candidate who would be interested to teach core courses in our program including ethics in mass communication, media theory and research, and our capstone senior thesis course.

Ph.D. in journalism expected.  Record of publication and commitment to teaching a must.

To start Fall 2017.  Applications will be considered until 15 October 2016.

Please send a cover letter and CV via e-mail to, or by mail to the Communication Department, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, New York 10471-4098.

Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Manhattan College welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups and those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. An AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V.

SUNY Cortland

Visiting Assistant Professor/ Instructor
Communication Studies Department

SUNY Cortland seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor/ Instructor in the Communication Studies department. The successful candidate will teach courses in advertising, including Mass Media Advertising, Interviewing Principles and Practices, and other courses in the undergraduate curriculum according to the instructor’s expertise and the needs of the department, especially in the area of public relations and advertising. Course load is four courses per semester.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Communications or related field. ABD with designated date of completion may be considered; mastery of subject matter is required as demonstrated by such things as advanced degrees, licenses, honors, awards, and reputation in the subject matter field; scholarly ability as demonstrated by the publication of scholarly materials reflecting current developments in a particular area of expertise or the production of professional/artistic creations that achieve recognition through external review; effective interpersonal skills to engage faculty, staff, and students in a collegial and collaborative manner; effective written and oral communication skills. The Department seeks a person able to teach the theory and praxis of advertising.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in undergraduate teaching

For application instructions and to apply online go to:

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.