Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Oral Communication

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Position ID:Cornell -Department of Communication -ORALCOMMLECTURER [#20997, WDR-00029529]
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Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map ]
Subject Areas: Communications / Communication , Public Speaking , Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/01/24, updated 2022/01/20, listed until 2022/03/31)
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Oral Communication Department of Communication, Cornell University

Position: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Location: Ithaca, NY 14853. The academic home for this position is the Department of Communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), housed on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University.

Position Description and Responsibilities : The Department of Communication at Cornell University invites applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in the area of oral communication starting mid-August 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment for three years with possibility of renewal. We seek a colleague to join our dynamic program and make strong teaching contributions to our core curriculum requirements of excellence in public speaking and oral expression. The primary responsibility will be overseeing and teaching the core Oral Communication course and supervising graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. Responsibilities of the position include teaching up to six courses per year, including the oral communication class each semester. The successful applicant will also contribute to our communication upper-level and professional development courses, Additional responsibilities include supervising the department’s internship program and advising 20–25 undergraduate Communication majors. Advising entails keeping abreast of university, college, and departmental graduation requirements and meeting with students no less than once per semester to plan enrollment strategies and to monitor progress. Summer and winter session teaching and distance learning opportunities are also available.

Department of Communication : Cornell’s Department of Communication is a global leader in the study of communication as a social science. Our faculty and students are dedicated to understanding the role and enhancing the effectiveness of communication processes, systems, and infrastructure in society. We explore communication in its many forms and contexts as a fundamentally social phenomenon. Our faculty members are recognized for developing and applying novel theoretical perspectives to the most pressing social and policy issues of the day and have won numerous research and teaching awards within Cornell University, New York State, and nationally. The department is highly ranked by numerous sources as among the best in the field of communication. This ranking reflects the quality, diversity, and success of our faculty and students. The department’s state-of-the-art office space encourages collaborative work and congenial interaction among faculty, staff, and students. For more information about the Department of Communication, please visit our website .

Qualifications : The successful candidate will have earned a master’s degree (PhD preferred) in communication or a closely aligned field with evidence of ability to teach oral communication at the university level, oversee teaching assistants and internships, and develop and coordinate activities with other instructors.

Application Information : Applications are welcome and encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds, particularly from under-represented groups and identities. We have a vibrant culture that values inclusion, diversity, honor, and integrity. Interested applicants should submit a 1) letter of interest briefly summarizing background, qualifications, and interest in position; 2) CV; 3) teaching statement outlining experience, interests, and goals; 4) statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion ; and 5) names and contact information for three references.

Materials should be submitted online to Academic Jobs Online at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20997 . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. Preference will be given to applications received by March 13, 2022. For questions regarding the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Poppy McLeod .

The Department of Communication is in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty, and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments, and their communities both in New York state and around the world.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches including positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Cornell's global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.


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