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Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications

The College of Saint Rose
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

The College of Saint Rose, located in the capital city of Albany, New York, is a private, independent, coeducational institution of higher education offering 90 bachelor's degree, master's degree, and certificate programs, as well as a variety of accelerated degree paths. Through a strong liberal arts education curriculum and professional academic programs, the College serves undergraduate and graduate students, working professionals, international students, and more. Visit for additional information.

A hub of government, higher education and industry in the beautiful Capital Region, Albany sits at the intersection of the Tech Corridor. The Capital Region is a wonderful place to live, teach, and pursue research, offering restful residential neighborhoods and bustling cultural centers, high quality school districts, and countless recreational, entertainment, and educational venues for young professionals and families. For over a century, The College of Saint Rose has been an integral part of this dynamic and vibrant community, with a strong record of teaching as well as a diverse population of students and graduates volunteering and working in government and service agencies, schools, local businesses, and multinational and regional companies. Commuters and vacationers are a short train or car ride away from New York City, Boston, and Montreal, and minutes from the Albany International Airport.

Job Description:

The College of Saint Rose invites applications and nominations for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications in the School of Arts and Humanities, beginning August 2022. This is a one-year appointment continuing through May 2023. A Visiting Faculty member may be offered an appointment of one or more additional years after successfully teaching one academic year.

Drawing from a long, robust learning tradition, the School of Arts & Humanities is a dynamic community of experienced and creative artists, musicians, writers, and researchers who prepare graduates to think critically, communicate effectively, and address the needs of our increasingly complex society.

Responsibilities will include teaching 12 credits (3/4 courses) per semester of undergraduate courses in Communications from among the following courses, and other courses based on areas of expertise:

COM 105: Introduction to Mass Media
COM 217: Multimedia Production
COM 318: Audio Production
COM 319: Video Production
COM 417: Advanced Video Production

Additional responsibilities include the maintenance of studio spaces, office hours, preparation of course syllabi consistent with College and School policies, and engaging within the School regarding curriculum, teaching expectations, assessment, grading and related matters to courses taught.


The successful candidate will have an MFA/Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Communications, or a closely related academic field, at the time of appointment on August 15, 2022.

An ABD from an accredited institution in Communications, or a closely related academic field, will be considered if the degree will be completed within 1 year from date of appointment.

Additional requirements include a minimum of one year teaching experience (two semesters of courses as teacher of record) and five years of video/film production experience; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and, clearly superior written and oral communication skills.

Review of applicant credentials will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information:

Compensation includes a competitive salary range and comprehensive health and dental benefits, a tuition remission plan for employees and qualified dependents, retirement plans through TIAA, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

Union membership in the SEIU (Service Employees International United) Local 200 is required.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

When appropriate, based on the facts and circumstances of each particular situation, the College may agree to sponsor a foreign national for the most appropriate non-immigrant visa and/or permanent visa for such foreign national based upon the needs of the College. The College's visa sponsorship policy covers certain full-time faculty tenure track positions with respect to current and prospective employees who may require sponsorship for a visa or a nonimmigrant status. This visa sponsorship policy does not apply to non-tenure track faculty positions, part-time faculty positions, visiting faculty positions, or temporary faculty positions. Nor does this visa sponsorship policy apply to administrative, support, technical or other positions. Exceptions to the prior prohibitions may be made in circumstances where the College, in its discretion and on a case-by-case basis, decides to provide visa sponsorship for certain staff positions. The College retains the right to make decisions about visa sponsorship that support the College's business and academic needs, including providing visa sponsorship for only certain academic titles. Visa sponsorships are based solely on the needs of the College and at the sole discretion of the College.

The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at

Application Instructions:

Create a College of Saint Rose Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum vitae (including an active hyperlink to your LinkedIn Account)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Candidate finalists (those invited for on campus interviews) will be required to provide official graduate transcripts of the two highest degrees earned. Details for submission of these documents will be provided at the time of invitation.


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