Professor & Department Chair

Boulder, CO
Jun 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Communication Department in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full professor to serve as Department Chair for one term upon hire, with the possibility of additional terms. We seek a person to support the department's continued achievement of excellence in research, teaching, and service, as well as its high level of collegiality. In particular, the person would be responsible for administering the department, including assigning teaching and service responsibilities; preparing and implementing budgetary decisions; overseeing personnel matters related to hiring, annual assessment, and promotion of faculty and staff; facilitating department decision making regarding policies and practices; and representing the unit to the Dean and other university administrators.


This person should (1) have a PhD in the communication field, with a record of research and teaching excellence that meets the standards expected for appointment as a full professor at an R1 doctoral university; (2) have academic expertise in at least one of the three foci in the department's graduate program-Community & Social Interaction, Organizational Communication, or Rhetoric & Culture, and (3) have evidence of excelling at three or more years of academic administrative experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose administrative experiences includes serving as department chair or in a similar academic leadership role.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this advertisement can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

Special Instructions to Applicants:Anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2016. and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically through the CU Careers website for consideration. If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting: 1) letter of application 2) current CV 3) a sample of published research (e.g., 2 items drawn from books, articles, or book chapters) 4) evidence of teaching excellence 5) evidence of administrative excellence 5) three names and contact information for people who can provide recommendations if asked.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10207 - Communication

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 13, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Bryan Taylor, Search Chair

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00726483