Thursday, September 03, 2009

63.3 Assistant Professor: Communications - New York, NY (#1066)

Institution: Empire State College
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Faculty - Communications - Other Communications
Faculty - Communications - Media & Communication Studies
Posted: 09/02/2009
Application Due: 10/05/2009
Type: Full Time
Salary: Low 60,000's USD Per Year
Empire State College seeks an Assistant Professor in Communications--Business, Professional, Technical, New Media for a tenure-track position at the college's Metropolitan Center in New York City. Preferred specializations include Business Communication, Professional Communication, Technical Communication, Communication and Rhetoric, or Writing and Production for New Media. The successful candidate will be a generalist who will be able to teach and advise students with an array of interests, whether they are completing general education requirements or pursuing individualized majors and concentrations. The successful candidate will join a faculty group focused on theory and application for critical reading, writing, and thinking, as well as information literacy and multimedia presentation for adult students.

Because Empire State College faculty mentors guide students in their overall academic program, including the design of the degree, the candidate will enjoy working with students and providing individualized advisement from entry through graduation. High value is placed on a team player who brings a wide variety of teaching interests.

The Metropolitan Center, with units in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, serves approximately 1,800 students annually. The Center seeks to support student success, to provide innovative approaches to learning, and to develop links to the diverse urban environment of which it is a part. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Metropolitan Center, the role of the faculty member is to provide high-quality educational services to students and to enhance the college's reputation within the community. Involvement in college governance is expected.

Empire State College was founded in 1971 as a comprehensive, public college within the State University of New York. A recognized leader in offering innovative degree programs for motivated adults, the college enrolls 18,000 students annually in associate, bachelor's and master's programs at 35 locations across New York State and online. The college is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and multicultural learning environments. Faculty members work with students in one-on-one, seminar, residency-based, blended and online learning modes at the graduate and undergraduate levels; the mix varies by setting. Central to the faculty role is helping adults from diverse cultural backgrounds design and carry out individually designed degrees. The college is a pioneer in mentoring adult learners, prior learning assessment and online learning. A highly distributed organization, Empire State College makes extensive use of technologies for communication, teaching and learning, and administrative purposes.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate required in a relevant field for a tenure-track appointment. Successful candidates must have the potential to effectively mentor and teach adults from diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate actively in institutional development, and pursue scholarly interests. Successful candidates will also have strong communication and computer skills, and effective organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred specializations include Business Communication, Professional Communication, Technical Communication, Communication and Rhetoric, or New Media. MBA or experience in business setting preferred. Experience in advising or mentoring preferred. Experience teaching using technologically mediated tools is preferred. Strong preference will be accorded candidates who demonstrate knowledge of adult learning, individualized and interdisciplinary programs, learning technologies, and innovative program delivery, as well as demonstrated commitment to diversity issues in higher education or through community-based work.

Special Information: Occasional intrastate travel and some evening and weekend hours. The position may be located in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Application Information
Postal Address: Office of Human Resources
Empire State College
2 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Online App. Form:

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