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(Expired) Assistant / Associate Professor

6 months ago by Ithaca College

  Ithaca (New York), USA

Level: Junior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Education

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Position/Job Summary

Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Media

This tenure-eligible position starting August 16, 2020, offers the successful applicant the opportunity to teach and produce scholarly and/or creative work in one of the strongest undergraduate communication programs in the country. The specific area of expertise within sports media is open, however, we are especially interested in individuals whose work matches the current focus within the program on diversity in the sports media complex, new media, and/or esports and gaming.

This position serves a sports media program that moved to the prestigious Roy H. Park School of Communications in 2016. The degree was one of the first established, stand-alone sports media majors in the country and continues to evolve to prepare students for current challenges within the industry.

Position/Job Qualifications

The chosen candidate will be widely supported from a variety of areas throughout the campus. For instance, the Park School distributes up to $20,000 in Pendleton grants annually, we have formed relationships with local and national media for faculty and student work, there is a school-wide commitment to diversity through several initiatives that have been prioritized by the institution, and many more exciting opportunities that continue to evolve.

The ideal candidate will be an effective, inclusive, and engaging educator, have a demonstrated record of professional accomplishment, and bring additional visibility to the program, both within the college and nationally. Applicants whose work incorporates a comprehensive perspective, and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in sports media are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position/Job Qualifications: Successful college teaching experience is preferred, and a commitment to a student-centric liberal arts education within a professional program is expected. Teaching responsibilities will likely include a mix of classes in sports media relations, contemporary issues in sports media, and media industries, as well as classes catered to the applicant’s specific area of expertise. We provide an environment where pedagogical and curricular innovation is highly valued.

Ph.D. preferred. Master’s degree and relevant professional experience required. Sport industry experience is highly desirable.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Reference List. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

Work authorization: Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position

Department description

The Park School enrolls about 1,700 students across 10 undergraduate and 2 graduate degree programs, and the curriculum is supported by active and award-winning co-curricular student groups such as ICTV, WICB-FM, VIC radio, and the Ithacan. We are regularly listed as both a top “film school” and a top “journalism school” and have professional-level studios, labs, and a remote production truck.

College description: At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,000 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills.

The College is deeply committed to inclusion and equity in the academy and all its processes, including teaching, research, mentoring, and leadership development. Faculty development includes support of every aspect of our faculty members’ professional lives. Our goals are to deepen pedagogical knowledge and practices for all college community members and to advance positive organizational change in the service of inclusive excellence. We actualize this commitment through offering of robust programs designed to support faculty research, learning opportunities and professional growth, such as the Center for Faculty Excellence and faculty Seed Grants.

Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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