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Chair, Department Of Journalism And Mass Communication and C

Company: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies Employer's Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites
individuals interested in serving in a Christian university
environment to apply for an expected opening for the position of
chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and
Communication Studies at the full professor rank beginning August
2019. This would be a full-time tenure-track faculty position and
is considered a 9-month appointment.
The chair will oversee two programs (journalism and mass
communication and communication studies) and two minors (film
production and sports media). The chair will also oversee the
debate program, student newspaper, student TV station, sports
broadcasting show, and photojournalism publication. The chairs
plays the lead role in recruiting students to the major and with
development. The department chair will receive one course
release per semester to facilitate the duties and responsibilities
of the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in mass communication or
a related field. A minimum of five years of professional experience
in journalism and mass communication is preferred. Candidate must
be able to teach in one of four areas: print journalism, broadcast
journalism, public relations or advertising. Prior university
administrative experience is preferred. A commitment to academic
excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty,
students and colleagues is expected. The successful candidate will
demonstrate a record publication and achievement commensurate with
full professor rank in the Department of Journalism Mass
Communication and Communication Studies at Samford
University.----
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and
Communication Studies has 11 full-time faculty positions, a
part-time adjunct, a debate coach, a media adviser, and a staff
member who helps with recruitment and alumni relations. The
department has more than 300 majors. The department features
award-winning student media, a lecture series in cooperation with
The Washington Post, a nationally recognized debate
program and a variety of study-abroad opportunities.
Employer (www.samford.edu) is the largest
privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher
learning in Alabama.-- Located in suburban Birmingham, the
university was founded in 1841 and has 366 full time faculty and
more than 5,500 students.-- Samford is ranked 3rd in the South
among regional universities by U.S. News & World
Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics,
affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and
rankings. The university is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous
academic inquiry in a Christian setting.-- The university
offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and will
continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of
application, curriculum vita with names and contact information of
three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, description
of leadership experience, and description of research interests and
activities.
Applicants must also complete and submit an "Application for
Faculty Position" and "Faculty Applicant Christian Mission
Statement."
Application for Faculty Position (https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/Human_Resources/application-for-faculty-employment.pdf)
Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement (https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/academic-affairs/Faculty-Applicant-Christian-Mission-Statement.docx).
Please submit all materials in a PDF format to:
FACAPP@samford.edu
ATTN:-- Journalism & Mass Communication &
Communication Studies Chair Search
Employer is an Equal Opportunity Institution that
complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its
educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully
discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability,
veteran status, genetic information or national or ethnic
origin. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Department Chair, Location: Birmingham, AL - 35229

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