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Director of the School of Communication Studies more...
Location:Athens, OH
Company:Ohio University
First posted:June 08, 2017
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Position Information

Job Title Director of the School of Communication Studies

Applications Accepted From Public: Open to the Public

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application and submit a cover letter that specifies qualifications and administrative philosophy, fit with the job description, and fit with the School; curriculum vitae; statement of research interests; teaching philosophy together with evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., scores and student comments), and contact information for three references who may be contacted after the committee's initial screening of application. For Teaching Philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, please merge and upload as one "other" document

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Christina Beck (beck@ohio.edu), Search Committee Chair, School of Communication Studies, 426 Schoonover Center for Communication, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979.

Review of application materials will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2017.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 1 - Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Winter Break Closure; Holidays Paid; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Vacation; Retirement

Posting Number 2016450F

Job Description

The School of Communication Studies at Ohio University invites applications for the position of School Director to commence prior to the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year.

The School of Communication Studies seeks a teacher-scholar-leader who will complement the interests of our faculty, bring demonstrated commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, and exhibit appreciation for diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to communication. The Director will promote excellence in teaching, research, and creative activity. We seek a colleague to lead collaborative decision-making, promote shared governance, and advocate for the students, faculty, and staff of the School. The ideal candidate should have experience in administrative work (such as prior service as a department chair, director of undergraduate or graduate studies, etc.) that would include tasks such as managing a budget, class scheduling, facilitating faculty meetings, developing and enforcing policies and procedures, interacting with alumni, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

In addition to primary work on the Athens campus, the Director provides oversight of the School's curriculum on the university's six regional campuses. Our program also encompasses E-learning, including online programs such as a bachelor's degree completion program and an applied master's degree program taught by Athens and regional campus faculty.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in Communication Studies and have a strong record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with appointment as a tenured faculty member at an advanced rank. Full professor preferred. The person hired will be appointed to a five-year term as Director (with the possibility of renewal) and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of specialization.

The School of Communication Studies ((please use the apply button below)) is one of five schools housed in Ohio University's nationally recognized Scripps College of Communication. The College is a designated Center of Excellence in the State of Ohio. On the Athens campus, the School offers B.S.C. and Ph.D. degrees in programs with approximately 450 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. In addition to their academic work on campus, members of the School's faculty serve as leaders in regional and national organizations. The School's undergraduate and graduate students also actively participate and serve in professional associations as well as campus organizations such as Lambda Pi Eta and the National Communication Association Student Club. The School is also the home of one of the nation's oldest and finest intercollegiate forensics programs.

Chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest university in the Northwest Territory. Enrollment at the Athens campus is approximately 21,000 students with more than 7,500 additional students on the regional campuses. First-year undergraduate students average in the top 25% nationally in GPA and standardized test scores. Students from all 50 states and 104 countries are enrolled in OU. To learn more about Ohio University and the surrounding region please see (please use the apply button below) and (please use the apply button below).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, candidates should apply by October 1. Applicants should formally apply for this position at (please use the apply button below)

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in Communication Studies and have a strong record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with appointment as a tenured faculty member at an advanced rank. Full professor preferred. The person hired will be appointed to a five-year term as Director (with the possibility of renewal) and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have experience in administrative work (such as prior service as a department chair, director of undergraduate or graduate studies, etc.) that would include tasks such as managing a budget, class scheduling, facilitating faculty meetings, developing and enforcing policies and procedures, interacting with alumni, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

Department School of Communication Studies

Pay Rate

Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio University offers benefits to both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners. This may be considered a taxable benefit.

Job Open Date 06/08/2017

Posting Close Date

Review of application materials will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2017.

Employment Type Full-Time Regular

Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track (Group I)

Months 12

Planning Unit Scripps College of Communication

Work Schedule

Campus Athens

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Christina Beck (beck@ohio.edu), Search Committee Chair, School of Communication Studies, 426 Schoonover Center for Communication, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. (please use the apply button below)

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