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Assistant Professor in Mass Communications

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, or a related field.  A Demonstrated track record of research in mass communication or a related field as evidenced by publications and academic presentations.  Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.  A commitment to building an extramural funding portfolio.  A commitment to promoting diversity.  A commitment to advancing collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Preferred Qualifications

A demonstrated track record of research in science, health, environment, and/or risk communication as evidenced by publications and academic presentations.  Experience teaching at the graduate level.  A demonstrated track record of obtaining extramurally funded research.  Experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Stony Brook University's School of Journalism seeks to fill a new tenure track Assistant Professorship in Mass Communication beginning August 2020.  The ideal candidate for this position will be expected to advance a track record of innovative, extramurally funded research in the area of science, health, environment and/or risk mass communication (ComSHER). Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, journalism, or a related field and have a demonstrated track record of research in mass or digital communication.  While we are open to a range of specific research foci and methodological approaches, a commitment to ethical, socially responsible communication and to interdisciplinary collaboration are required.

Our faculty draw from extensive experience in print, radio, television, and digital-native news organizations to train our students to be solid reporters for legacy news platforms as well as new media.  We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and are in the process of creating a master's program in science communication in partnership with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

This position represents a growth strategy in the School of Journalism that seeks to leverage Stony Brook University's strengths in science and science communication, and advance a new degree program in mass communication.  We seek a candidate with the potential to build on the established reputation of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and help grow a concentrated focus on ComSHER in mass communication with the School of Journalism.  The successful candidate will help to create and teach new mass communication coursework and collaboratively with the School of Journalism faculty, our affiliated faculty at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and other university departments and schools.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.   Anticipated Start Date:  Fall 2020.

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Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should:

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey.  Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email oide@stonybrook.edu.

2. Submit a   State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply or by emailing soj_recruitment@stonybrook.edu.  *Electronic submissions are highly preferred.*  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address below.

Apply

Search Committee
c/o Christina Anselmo
School of Journalism
N4004 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384
Email:

Campus Description

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members.  SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute.  Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Official Job Title: Assistant Professor
REF#: F-10066-19-08
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: School of Journalism
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 08/21/2019
Posting End Date: 10/26/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 10/26/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date:   08/21/2019