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Part-Time Faculty-Communications@Syracuse - Social Media for Communicators

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073645
Job Title Part-Time Faculty-Communications@Syracuse - Social Media for Communicators
Location Online
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt

Synchronous (or live) session for 1 hour and 45 minutes each week for 11 weeks. The class section will have approximately 15 students.

For this term, synchronous sessions will be Tuesdays 9:00-10:45pm, 1/16/18-3/27/18.

Job Type Part-time
Rank PTI/Adjunct
Campus Other
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is looking for a part-time instructor to be a section instructor for COM 627 – Social Media for Communicators (3 credits).

For this term, synchronous sessions will run January 16-March 27, 2018.

Class will meet Tuesdays 9:00-10:45pm.

Course Description: Digital media, including Web, social and mobile technologies have dramatically affected and expanded the ways in which we communicate, including the creation, dissemination and consumption of news and information. More recently, Web 2.0 and social media have evolved to form a global communications layer that has reshaped personal and professional interaction in our time. This course will examine the evolving nature of digital communications, beginning with an understanding of foundational concepts of Internet technologies and Web content, as well as critical issues of digital media culture, Internet governance, ethics and diversity in the digital age. Students will evaluate the use and impact of digital communications technologies and media in the context of existing theory and research, as well as case studies and analysis of emerging trends across the Public Communications spectrum.


Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred. Significant teaching and/or professional experience in the field.

Job Specific Qualifications



View the asynchronous content in advance of each weekly live session.

Conduct discussions for each week’s live session based on direction from the coordinator of COM 627. Be available to meet for these discussions on the online platform provided. Follow guidance of coordinator on topics related to the asynchronous material, student questions and progress, assignments and exams, and the introduction of timely topical news and information that may apply to course concepts, relevant case studies and articles.

Additional responsibilities include: • Meet all designated class periods. • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
• Grade any assignments and exams in a timely manner based on instructions/rubrics provided.
• Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.
• Attend immersion sessions, if invited, when offered in either LA, NYC or Syracuse.

Physical Requirements

• Ability to instruct the class on the online platform on the days it is designated to meet.
• Ability to hold office hours.
• Ability to grade all assignments and examinations.


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

For full consideration please attach a resume/CV.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


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 engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 12/07/2017
Application Deadline 12/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently employed by Syracuse University?
    • Yes
    • No