OPEN POSITION: Associate or Full Professor in Communication Studies

Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
Associate or Full Professor, Communication Studies

Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor in the area of Communication Studies, to commence September 1, 2019. The position is open as to area of specialization. The position is based at our Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, with the opportunity to contribute to the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx as well.

We seek an accomplished senior scholar who can serve in departmental administration and add to our course offerings in the area of Communication Studies.  As a senior member of the faculty, the successful candidate will help facilitate the Department’s trajectory toward becoming exemplary within Fordham, in New York City, and nationally as a center of education, scholarship, and civic engagement in the important and fast-changing arena of communication and media.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in communication, media studies, or related area
  • show evidence of an ongoing program of scholarship that has earned national recognition within the field and is appropriate for a tenured professor
  • have a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of Communication Studies
  • have experience in academic administration as a chair, graduate director, or other leadership position
  • have a record of commitment to diversity and inclusion, maintaining an open and encouraging environment for all students, staff, and faculty
  • have a record of excellence in service at the departmental and university level. The successful candidate may be asked to serve as an advisor to student groups and to help the department engage with alumni and media professionals in our area.

About the Department:

Communication and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary department at Fordham’s Bronx and Manhattan campuses. It serves the largest number of majors at Fordham across its five undergraduate programs and approximately twenty graduate students a year in its one-year Public Media Master’s degree. Our faculty includes scholars and practitioners from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives.

We seek to attract and promote a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  We believe that cultural and intellectual diversity is central to the excellence of our academic program, and we strive to create an academic community and campus culture that attracts and facilitates the development of promising and diverse teacher-scholars.  As our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we are especially interested in candidates with substantive experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural and economic backgrounds, and who have successfully incorporated the research of women and scholars of color into their courses.

Fordham is located in the heart of New York City, interacting on many levels with a diverse array of communities and institutions.  Through research, teaching, and service, we are committed to developing and deepening our connections to the people and organizations around us.  More information about our department and program can be found at

To apply:

Submit application electronically to Interfolio at  Include (1) cover letter with qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) one-page statement that addresses how your teaching, mentoring, research, scholarship, and/or community service supports Fordham’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, (4) up to two samples of scholarship, and (5) names and contact information for at least three references.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be filed before November 15, 2018. Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Beth Knobel, Ph.D., Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, (

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.  Fordham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women, people of color and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  Fordham provides medical benefits to dependents, including all spouses.