Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

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Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication
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Department of Communication at the State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, New York, USA
October 15, 2018


Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position: 

Department: Communication 

Budget Title: Assistant Professor 

Local Title: Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication 

Posting Date: September 19, 2018 

Classification: n/a


The Department of Communication at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions in Strategic Communication to begin fall 2019. Successful candidates will conduct research in one or more areas of strategic communication; will participate in college service; and will teach courses related to Strategic Communication and Public Relations. Courses could include Persuasion and Social Influence, Business & Professional Communication, Introduction to Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Campaign Communication, Communication Ethics, Communication Theory, Writing for Public Relations, or Risk and Crisis Communication, as well as topics related to the candidate’s research interests. The normal teaching load is nine credits per semester. A desirable, but not required, secondary area of expertise will be Environmental Communication, as sustainability is a focus of curricular and extra-curricular activity on campus. Students, faculty, and staff at New Paltz participate in an intellectual community that fosters engagement, welcomes diversity, and depends on collaboration. A master’s program in Professional Communication is among projects being considered, and the successful candidate may contribute to its development.



~ A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered. 

~ Demonstrated record of, or the potential for, scholarly publication 

~ Post-secondary teaching experience as the instructor of record


~ Ability to teach Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) 

~ Proficiency with instructional technology and online teaching 

~ Experience with engaged learning pedagogies

Contact Information:  

Electronic submission required. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations (if available) and a publication (URL accepted). Professional references provided by applicants will receive an email with link to upload a reference letter. To apply, please visit Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.


Review of applications will begin Oct. 15th and continue until the positions are filled.

Other important information about this vacancy:  

This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation. 

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at

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