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The position: Assistant/associate professor of social media at Syracuse University

Location: Syracuse, NY

Job duties: The overall goal of this position is to bring national visibility to the school through research and writing across a variety of platforms, including academic, consumer and professional media. The social media professor will also help the department expand its social media course offerings and research programs. Specific duties involve advising undergraduate and graduate students, assisting with curriculum development and participating in community outreach.

The company: Founded in 1870, Syracuse University has a total enrollment of around 20,000 students. This opening is with the University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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Requirements: This job requires at least a master's degree, but those with Ph.D.'s are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have significant social media experience, written or digital work samples, and a serious interest in publication. They must be able to teach a cross-section of communications students a variety of social media tools and techniques, along with important issues surrounding the use of social media for communication. Applicants must already be using social media in strategic ways.

Extra perks: Syracuse University offers a benefits package including paid leave, life insurance, adoption assistance and tuition discounts.

Interesting info: The position involves a yearly five-course load. Review of applications will begin Oct. 22.

Other opportunities: Syracuse University needs faculty in a wide variety of specialty areas, from graphic design to television, radio and film. There's a non-tenure opportunity for an assistant professor of exercise science, and several part-time professor openings. Non-faculty opportunities include openings for a veterans advisor, Web specialist, manager of food services and music catalog librarian.

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