Assistant Professor of Communication Arts

Utica College

The Department of Communication Arts at Utica College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication by the start date. ABD with a strong teaching portfolio and demonstrated capacity to complete their Ph.D. by the start date will be considered. Responsibilities of the position involve teaching 4 courses per semester, including both entry-level and upper-level courses, as well as establishing a program of scholarship that may include undergraduate students. Service at the college is also expected. The department is moving in an exciting new direction and looking for a colleague who will contribute to their strengths as they grow. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses including Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Communication Theory (expertise in Health Communication and/or Intercultural Communication are preferred). The Department of Communication Arts is committed to critical approaches to communication and a humanist approach to liberal arts. Candidates must be dedicated to quality undergraduate teaching, and be able to demonstrate potential for ongoing research/scholarly activity and service at the department, college, and professional level.

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. Utica College is located in an attractive area of upstate New York near the foothills of the Adirondacks offering easy access to a broad variety of recreational and cultural attractions.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in your diversity statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page:

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates upon phone interviews.

Utica College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including disabled and veterans as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.

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