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CUNY Assistant Professor - Media and Communication Arts in New York, New York

Assistant Professor - Media and Communication Arts

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City College of New York

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The Department of Media and Communications Arts seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach in its competitive second tier admission undergraduate Advertising/PR program leading to a BA in Communications. The successful candidate will serve as a lead Advertising faculty to teach and oversee curriculum development in advertising related courses including (not excluded to): Introduction to Advertising, Advertising Management, Advertising Planning, Advertising Copywriting, Market Research, Media Planning, Senior Ad/PR Workshop as well as to be determined electives in the advertising category.

The successful candidate will oversee administrative duties, participate in student recruitment, program admissions, and be a liaison with industry for research partnerships, funding, professional development and workshop partnerships. They will conduct research/scholarship or create a, professional portfolio; write and update curriculum; provide academic and professional advisement to students; network with industry professionals/integrated communications academic programs; recruit adjuncts; and serve on departmental, division, and college-wide committees. The successful candidate, who reports to the Ad/PR program director, importantly must understand that their teaching often crosses areas involving social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.


Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree related to the advertising/marketing field, such as MPS or MBA, required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of 5 years of professional advertising agency, corporate, marketing or related experience. Successful industry track record with emphasis on advertising management, strategic planning and creative executions. Presentation experience and a working knowledge 0f digital advertising applications/analytics/measurement. Active membership in related industry associations. College teaching experience. Management and leadership skills as this post will likely expand to include Advertising/PR Program Director responsibilities.

Vaccine Requirement:

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Salary Range: $52,267-$99,532

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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The position is open until filled with review of applications to begin on March 6, 2023.


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.