Communication Instructor – Tenure Track

SUNY Orange County Community College

Communication Instructor – Tenure Track

  • Institution: SUNY Orange County Community College
  • Institution Type: Two-Year/Community College (Associates Degree)
  • Location: Middletown, NY
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Communication Instructor – Tenure Track

  • SUNY Orange County Community College | Middletown, NY
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: March 30, 2023
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Job TitleCommunication Instructor – Tenure Track

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Middletown, NY

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Job Description

Communication Instructor – Tenure Track

About SUNY Orange:
Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:
The Arts & Communication Department at SUNY Orange is excited to be searching for a new member of the teaching team. It is an exciting time in the growth and evolution of our department. Consistently, employers share that the most important skills in new hires are communication skills. To address this demand and to align with the new SUNY-wide General Education framework, beginning in AY24-25, all programs at SUNY Orange will require students to take a Communication course. The candidate will possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

We are seeking a technologically diverse individual with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, as well as student learning and success who can teach a variety of courses within the department. This position will teach primarily introductory oral communication courses and others that match the experience and education of the instructor. The course load will be 30 credits per academic year.

This position requires a wide range of professional responsibilities and activities including participation in curriculum and course development, departmental planning, attendance at department and college meetings, participation on department and Governance committees, student advising, and other duties as assigned.

Instructors are expected to participate in College and Departmental assessment initiatives.

Teaching assignments may be at both the Middletown and Newburgh campuses, day or evening.

Education required: MA in Communication or a related field.
Experience required: Teaching experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Teaching college level communication courses
  • Knowledge of current trends and strategies in designing communication curricula
  • Ability to manage multiple projects as well as the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Experience in online teaching in both asynchronous and synchronous formats with demonstrated evidence of student engagement
  • Experience with inclusive or culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Experience teaching at the community college or college level
  • Experience with D2L Brightspace or other comparable learning platform
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, supervising personnel, co-workers, all college employees, and the public.
  • Experience teaching, directing, producing or coordinating student theatrical productions
  • Bilingual skills

Additional Information:
Deadline for Applying: March 10, 2023
Position begins Fall 2023 (Late August)

Salary: $57,431 per faculty contract. This is a 10 month Faculty position

SUNY Orange offers a competitive benefits package including excellent low cost health insurance.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

Application Instructions:
Please apply online at

Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
  1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
  2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

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