Director, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent Campus, Kent, OH
To provide academic and administrative leadership for an academic school.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
The director is responsible for all matters related to the administration of the school including academic programs, faculty, staff, student, facilities, budget, alumni relations, and fundraising.
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Develop, update, implement, and coordinate teaching, research, and service missions of the school.
Oversee budgetary, personnel, and program activities of the school; coordinate faculty promotion, tenure, and reappointment reviews and make recommendations to College Dean.
Oversee development, implementation, and revision of new and existing academic programs; oversee curriculum development; coordinate faculty workloads; develop course schedule.
Represent and promote school within the University and external community.
Oversee student advising; may advise graduate and undergraduate students.
May oversee internship, scholarship, or grant programs.
May serve as building curator.
Serve on department, division, and University committees.
Provide leadership and oversight of a large/complex department (e.g., department with multiple units).
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the school; six to seven years relevant experience. Qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at the rank of associate professor within the school.
Academic programs; budgeting; personnel matters to include faculty relations and university governance; personal computer applications
Written and interpersonal communication
Provide leadership and direction; analyze situations and develop effective solutions
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at the rank of full professor within the school.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of leadership and professional and/or academic achievement in one or more of the disciplines housed in the school: Advertising, Film and Live Television/Digital Media Production, Journalism and Public Relations. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to furthering the role of the media in a democratic society through fostering professional engagement and research and support for the school’s national award-winning student media.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. May work varied hours to include evenings and weekends during peak periods; may require occasional travel on and off-campus.
Special Instructions Summary:
The position has an expected start date of July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and vitae with a list of at least three references to jobs.kent.edu. Screening of applicants will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Graham, Ph.D., (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (330) 672-3087.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ash...tabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.