The School of Communication and Journalism at Stony Brook University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach Introduction to Mass Media, an introductory required course. The course discusses historical evolution, content, and structural elements of mass media, and also takes a social science research approach to the study of mass communication to enable participants to understand mass media's political, economic, social, and psychological influences on individuals and broader U.S. society. This 100% online course combines asynchronous content with synchronous, virtual class sessions. Responsibilities include facilitating virtual class sessions in accordance with basic course policies and procedures, assessing student performance, submitting timely reports as may be scheduled or required, advising students, and working with the basic course director and other faculty to review and provide input on course-related materials. The candidate is expected to teach 3-6 credits per semester, dependent on course availability and can be available to teach beginning Summer Session 2021.
Required Qualifications: Master's in Mass Communication, Media Studies, or related field. Exceptions may be granted for individuals with a minimum of 18 graduate level credit hours in Communication or related field. Minimum of 2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Experience working with diverse student populations. Experience using educational technology (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas) to facilitate student learning. Experience using virtual conference technology (e.g., Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams).
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Communication or related field. Experience teaching online or hybrid courses at the undergraduate level. Extensive experience using Blackboard and Zoom. Excellent at facilitating student interactions.
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Special Notes: Non-Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
Anticipated Start Date: 5/24/2021 (depending on student enrollment)
Campus Description: Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It's included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report's 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island's largest singlesite employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island's beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island's premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the PollockKrasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
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About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.