The Department of Communication at the University of Toledo invites applications for a visionary individual to join the faculty and serve as department chair beginning in the fall 2019. The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Communication or a related field. We strongly prefer candidates with the academic and/or professional experience to be appointed at the tenured full professor level, though we will consider appointment as an advanced tenured associate professor, as well. We are also looking for a leader who understands the rapidly changing field of communication, and understands the opportunities such technological developments offer students and faculty. Candidates must exhibit a strong record of scholarship and/or creative output. The department serves more than 350 undergraduates, eleven full-time faculty members and a talented pool of part-time instructors. We offer classes in broadcasting, media production, journalism, public relations, and general communication within the College of Arts and Letters. Our state-of-the-art instructional resources include a high definition television studio and post-production facility. We are looking for candidates who will expand enrollment and retention. The Department of Communication is a part of the College of Arts and Letters. The College emphasizes a commitment to academic excellence, diversity, inclusiveness and shared governance and embraces the teacher/scholar model of higher education. The new chair will provide strong, collaborative leadership to a department that is developing, expanding and implementing its multi-platform curriculum while emphasizing intellectual rigor in writing, research and critical thinking to prepare undergraduates for success. The successful candidate also will help advise undergraduate students majoring and minoring in communication. The chair will handle the administrative aspects of the department including strategic planning, budgeting, and scheduling; assessing curriculum; and supervising and/or mentoring full-time faculty and part-time instructors. The chair will receive a teaching load reduction to fulfill the administrative responsibilities listed above. Candidates must be able to teach in one or more of the following areas with a focus and experience in organizational communication: public relations, persuasion, social media, crisis and event management, general communication and/or other relevant topics from our curriculum. Experience with non-profit and health campaigns a plus.
The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Communication. Demonstrated administrative skills and collaborative leadership experience is necessary. For tenure, the candidate must have a demonstrated strong and distinguished record of research and/or professional experience; and evidence of teaching excellence. Service to the university community is also required.
While not required, applicants with a proven history of attracting grants and contracts are encouraged to apply. In addition, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates whose research focuses on underrepresented populations and/or who have experience mentoring underrepresented minority students.
Applications must be made on-line at https://jobs.utoledo.edu and application materials must include the following materials only: 1. A cover letter that clearly articulates a vision for departmental leadership and how you are qualified for this role; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. Links and/or PDF files of two examples of published work and/ creative works 4. Three letters of recommendation. Review of complete application materials will begin September 2018, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Toledo offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, and much more. The University of Toledo has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.
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About The University of Toledo
Situated in the heart of the Midwest, Toledo, Ohio is a convergence of highways, railways and waterways that have long made Toledo a transportation hub. Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-80/90, the two busiest highways in the country, Toledo is where things get built. Smart things like solar panels and biotech. Iconic things like Jeep® brand SUVs and Libbey glass; home to several corporate entities – Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, Dana Corporation, Jeep and First Solar. Strengths in bioscience, agribusiness, transportation and logistics, result in a thriving arts and cultural scene with diverse career opportunities and growth for our region.
The University of Toledo, situated on more than 450 acres of land is bordered by thriving quiet residential neighborhoods. It is a dynamic state-supported urban university with first-class science departments and strong professional programs in engineering, law, medicine, and pharmacy. Total enrollment is over 20,000 students. More information about the University is available on the web at http://www.utoledo.edu.
The University of Toledo was founded in 1872 as the Toledo University of Arts and Trades, and became a municipa...l university in 1884. The University of Toledo is a nationally recognized, state-supported, comprehensive metropolitan university. It is an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that offers 143 undergraduate, 170 masters, 55 doctoral and first professional degree programs, and 11 specialist degree programs. The institution, first and foremost, is a dynamic, scholarly community of teachers, researchers and learners, with undergraduate and graduate education and research being the University’s highest priorities. The University is located in northwest Ohio in the city of Toledo and has a main campus that houses the majority of its undergraduate students and academic colleges, a health science campus that houses the Colleges of Medicine and Life Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; a campus at the Toledo Museum of Art for the College of Communication and the Arts; and others campuses that include the Lake Erie Center where water and fish environment research is conducted, the Arboretum, and the Scott Park campus where Toledo Early College for High School students take college classes.
The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women,