Cornell University, Department of Communication

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Communication-RISKSCIENCECOMMLECTURER [#13582, WDR-00018633]
Position Title: Visiting Lecturer--Risk & Science Communication
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Communications / risk communication, science communication
Appl Deadline:2019/06/15help popup** finished (2019/04/15, finished 2019/06/26, listed until 2019/06/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Visiting Lecturer
Risk and Science Communication
Department of Communication
Cornell University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
100 % Teaching, Non-Tenure Track, 9 month appointment
2-Year Appointment to begin July 1, 2019 
Cornell University – Mann Library Building
Ithaca, New York

Position Function:

The Department of Communication at Cornell University is seeking a visiting lecturer to teach undergraduate-level courses in risk and science communication, including science writing. Candidates who could also teach courses in analysis of public opinion, public policy communication, environmental communication, or communication law are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The position involves 100% teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level. This will involve teaching 4 courses per academic year, including preparing course materials, grading, and maintaining office hours. 

Cornell’s Department of Communication is a national leader in the study of communication as a social science. Our faculty and students are dedicated to understanding the role and enhancing the effectiveness of communication processes, systems, and infrastructure in society.

Anticipated Division of Time:

100 % - Teach 4 undergraduate courses per academic year, which will be a combination drawn from the following list:
Comm 3020 – Science Writing (3 credits)
Comm 4860 – Risk Communication (3 credits)
Comm 3210 – Communication and the Environment (3 credits)
Comm 4200 – Public Opinion and Social Processes (3 credits)
Comm 4280 – Communication Law (3 credits)

Master's degree, preferred Ph.D., in Communication or a closely aligned field 
Experience in teaching undergraduate courses in the areas of risk and/or science communication

Supervision Exercised:
The position will involve the supervision of undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants.
Interested applicants should submit: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) letter of interest, including a brief description of how this position relates to their career plans, (3) statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (4) names and contact information of three references to

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
468 Mann Library Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 15853

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