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Position Title:Director, Center for Sports Communication and Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication
Posting Number:1171
Department:School of Communication & the Arts
Type of Position:Full Time
Duration of Position:12 Month
Work Schedule:M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM
Number of Hours Per Week:37.5
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

Marist College invites applications for a tenure-track position in communication with a specialization in sports communication at the rank of assistant and/or associate professor to begin in the fall of 2018. Created in 2002, Marist has one of the nation’s largest and oldest concentrations in sports communication, part of the communication major that enrolls over 650 majors. This hire will also serve as the director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, a hub of research, curricular, and service activity in the field.    Founded in October of 2011, the Marist College Center for Sports Communication promotes the study of and practice in sports communication, helping to prepare an enlightened and engaged group of future leaders in one of society's most far reaching disciplines. The center serves a variety of publics, including most notably Marist students, but also affiliated Marist faculty and staff, working professionals in sports media and communication, and the greater community with interests in the field. This is accomplished through curricular development in sports communication, research and creative activity in sports communication, presentations by leaders in the field, and community service as relevant to the discipline. In working towards this mission, the Marist College Center for Sports Communication will forge and strengthen relationships with external agencies in the field of sports communication, including the vast and increasing number of Marist alumni who work in various component of the field. In maintaining and promoting this hub of activity in sports communication, Marist will continue to be an academic leader in this vital field of remarkable public interest. The goals of the Center include: 1) Creating unique educational opportunities for Marist students that will enhance student experiences, increase the visibility of Marist's program, and attract an increasingly competitive student population from across the nation. 2) Creating strong relationships between Marist and prominent external agencies in sports communication. 3) Developing and maintaining a program of research in sports communication. 4) Creating and producing professional sports media that reaches external audiences through unique partnerships. 5) Providing community service as related to the center's mission to both internal and external publics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates should be qualified to teach communication and sports communication courses, including sport and culture, sports broadcasting and sports reporting, based on the candidate’s expertise.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or relevant field. Related work history in sports communication is a strong plus.  Ideal candidates will have college teaching experience and some administrative experience. Candidates with significant field experience and a Master's degree may be considered for a non-tenure track line at the rank of professional lecturer.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References
Position Open Date:09/21/2017

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