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Professor - Communications Law (open rank)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 072808
Job Title Professor - Communications Law (open rank)
Location S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

As determined by department chair

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Communications Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track or tenured position in the area of communications law beginning August 21, 2017. Rank is negotiable and dependent on qualifications, including university teaching experience and depth of an active scholarly agenda.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in research or policy development in the field of communications law.

We are also interested in candidates who would have an interest in taking a leadership role in the Newhouse School’s Tully Center for Free Speech.

The Newhouse School has an international reputation for excellence and is home to approximately 1900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. An $18 million renovation on Newhouse 2 was completed in Fall 2014 and includes a new Studio and Innovation Center. This provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.

Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and the brightest. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPA and ranked in the top 15% of their graduating classes.

To learn more about the Newhouse School, our department and our students, visit http://newhouse.syr.edu.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. or J.D. is required.

Job Specific Qualifications
Responsibilities

Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in working with students from the doctoral to the undergraduate level. At the graduate level we regularly offer courses on media law for our professionally-oriented master’s students. At the undergraduate level, we regularly offer specific courses on communications law for journalism students; for public relations and advertising students; and for students in the television, radio and film industries. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable teaching any of these classes. The ability to teach other communication classes in areas consistent with the candidate’s experience is also desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue scholarly research or creative activity that will position them as a well-known expert in the field and bring national visibility to the School.

The successful candidate should expect a variety of service duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; mentoring junior faculty; department, school and university committee service; and occasional community outreach.

Physical Requirements

NA

Tools/Equipment

NA

Application Instructions

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Job Posting Date 10/07/2016
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 11/01/2016
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

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  3. Reference List
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