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CUNY Assistant Professor - Communication Studies in Queens, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Communication Studies

Job ID: 21788

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.

LaGuardia Community College’s Humanities Department is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies beginning from September 1st, 2020. The successful candidate will teach program required courses (Introduction to Communication Studies; Public Speaking; Interpersonal Communication; Intercultural Communication; Communication Theory) as well as courses in their area of specialization; engage in research and scholarly activity; advise students in transfer and career readiness; provide service to the program, the department, the college, and the wider community; and support students recruitment and retention efforts.


Candidates must possess a PhD in Communication Studies or a closely related field. Candidates must also have previous community college/undergraduate teaching experience and demonstrate a commitment to community college education with the ability to teach successfully, to conduct scholarship, and to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The successful candidate should embrace service to the department and college and have experience serving on committees, organizing events, working on assessment or developing articulation agreements.


A specialization in the field of Health Communication; Intercultural Communication; or Rhetoric is preferred but not required. Experience working with diverse populations and first-generation students is also preferred.


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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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


March 12, 2020


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