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Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University

Open Position: Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University

Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in its Department of Communication and Media Studies, to start September 1, 2015. The position will be based at Fordham's Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx. Applicants are sought in the area of strategic communication for social change and/or civic engagement, with an emphasis on critical analysis of persuasion, promotion, and public relations. The ideal candidate's research agenda will include an engagement not only with rhetorical persuasion but also with changing technological modes of strategic communication. The candidate will be expected to contribute pedagogically to our undergraduate major, and to our new M.A. program in Public Media and Strategic Communication (pending state approval).


  • Ph.D. in communication or related area
  • Ability to teach a wide variety of theoretical and/or practical courses on the graduate and undergraduate levels, such as public relations, global strategic communications, technology and public communication, marketing and branding for the public interest, and cross-platform communication strategies
  • Solid grounding in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • A strong publication record, and evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Commitment to mentoring and advising students
  • Professional experience preferred
Submit application electronically via INTERFOLIO at
Include (1) a cover letter with qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) Up to three samples of scholarship, and (4) three letters of reference. Deadline: October 20, 2014. For specific questions, please contact Michelle O'Dwyer, Assistant to the Chair, at

Department of Communication and Media Studies faculty represent a wide range of academic backgrounds, areas of scholarship, and professional interests. Serving a large number of undergraduate majors, the department offers programs in Fordham College at Rose Hill (Bronx), Fordham College at Lincoln Center (Manhattan)l and the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Located in New York, Fordham is ideally situated for the study of Strategic Communication, benefitting from the city's vast resources. Professionals are available for lectures, workshops, and as adjunct professors. Students access a wide range of professional internships.

Fordham University. With over 14,500 students, Fordham's Carnegie classification is Researc University (High Research Activity). In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham's undergraduate program 57th in the nation, placing it among the Tier 1 national universities, and the editors of Kaplan/Newsweek's 2008 edition of How to Get Into College Guide included Fordham University as one of the "25 Hottest Schools in America." Fordham offers its students a highly dedicated faculty, a heady intellectual atmosphere, emphasis on ethics and social justice, and respect for all individuals, religions, cultures, and creeds. For more information visit

Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds; it is an equal opportunity employer.

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