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CUNY Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Media and Communication Arts in New York, New York

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Media and Communication Arts

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City College of New York

Full/Part Time





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.


Ph.D. or an equivalent 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 of 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.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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The position is open until fill with review of applications to begin on December 15, 2021.


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