Assoc. Professor/Professor/Chair Mass Communications

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Working TitleAssoc. Professor/Professor/Chair Mass CommunicationsJob Summary

Savannah State University invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and administrative appointment as Associate Professor/Professor and Chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Chair will have administrative responsibility for the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with concentrations in Journalism, Multimedia and Digital Communications, and Public Relations and Strategic Communications. The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications currently has an enrollment of 300 students. The Chair will also be required to teach two courses per semester and may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description.

Visit the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications website at for more information on programs.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in mass communications or closely related field, successful experience in academic administration, and demonstrated evidence of a minimum of five years of effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in Journalism or Mass Communications program required. Additionally, the candidate should present an established research and practice record in Journalism or Mass Communications and show a history of service at the university and community levels. Demonstrated knowledge of and show evidence of experience with Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) structures, self-study writing and procedures, reaffirmation standards and program assessment. Must show experience in developing and supporting distance education, grant acquisition, securing of external funding, and resource development preferred. The candidate must demonstrate managerial skills, be able to multitask and use technology to perform office tasks and in the classroom. Background and/or credit check may be required.

Preferred QualificationsSpecial Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberNumber of VacanciesDesired Start DatePosition End DateOpen Date03/01/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions Summary

Complete application online, Submit cover letter, curriculum vita, a sample of recent publication if available, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. The selected candidate must submit official transcripts of all institutions attended to the Office of Academic Affairs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled. To ensure consideration, please apply by March 15, 2019.

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Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Unofficial Transcript 1
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  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
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Posted: 3/2/2019
Application Due: 12/30/2019
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