Clemson University: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences: CommunicationDepartment Chair/Head- Department of Communication
Location: Strode Tower-Clemson University
The Department of Communication at Clemson University seeks an exceptional academic leader for the position of Department Chair, a tenure-line position with faculty rank of Full Professor, to begin Fall 2022. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field with teaching and research records commensurate with appointment as a Full Professor at a Carnegie R1 institution. Full Professors, as well as Advanced Associate Professors with an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching, and service at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor, will be considered. To apply for this position, candidates should have at least three years of department, college, or university level administrative experience.
Housed in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, the Department of Communication is a vibrant and fast-growing unit that offers three academic degree programs: a BA in Communication, a BA in Sports Communication, and an MA in Communication. In addition, the department is beginning the development of a Ph.D. program. The department offers minors in Communication and Sports Communication and serves the university through two introductory general education communication courses that serve over 3,000 students each year. In addition to an affiliation with the university's Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute, the department houses the Campbell Professorship in Sports Communication. Emphasis areas in the department include: health communication, media and technology studies, strategic communication, and sports communication.
The Department of Communication is also home to several facilities and co-curricular activities including WSBF 88.1 FM, The Tiger newspaper, Tigervision TV network, the Social Media Listening Center, Communication Center and Research Lab, a nationally and internationally recognized debate team, and student study abroad programs. Approximately 40 faculty, 325 undergraduate majors, 300 undergraduate minors, 25 graduate students, and three staff members study and work across the department's programs and engage through its facilities and co-curricular initiatives.
The Department of Communication is a dynamic department committed to educating and producing leaders who can navigate the challenges of an ever-changing global community. The department espouses an environment of collegiality and collaboration and aims to achieve goals for inclusive excellence set forth by the ClemsonForward strategic plan. We are dedicated to promoting, advocating, and advancing diversity through teaching, scholarship, and service on campus and in the community. More information about the department may be found at: www.clemson.edu/communication.
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences joins together a unique combination of schools and departments: Communication; Nursing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health Sciences; and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. The college supports interdisciplinary centers, initiatives, and partners that advance its mission of Building Healthy Communities, including the Center of Research on Health Disparities, Clemson Food and Nutrition Security Initiative, Clemson Rural Health, and a partnership with Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital through the Institute on Engaged Aging. More information on the college may be found at www.clemson.edu/cbshs.
Clemson University is one of two land-grant institutions in South Carolina. The university has significantly increased its investments in graduate education and research and is currently ranked #29 in the U.S. News and World Report listing of top Public National Research Universities. More information may be found at www.clemson.edu. The main campus is located in the Upstate region, an area characterized by a relatively low cost of living, great natural beauty, and access to nearby cities such as Greenville, Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, and Columbia. More information may be found at www.clemsonchamber.org.
To apply for this position, candidates should have at least three years of department, college, or university level administrative experience. The candidate will be a leader with a vision for helping maintain the department's strong commitment to student success while advancing and expanding our research efforts as an R1 institution.
Responsibilities include working with faculty and staff to chart a vision for the future of the Department of Communication, working collaboratively with college and university administrators, facilitating student recruitment, fundraising, budget administration, and personnel management. The ideal candidate will be fiscally responsible, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate a strong sense of stewardship.APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should electronically submit all application materials via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/101850. Required materials include (1) a cover letter detailing the applicant's qualifications for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement detailing how the applicant's teaching, research, and/or service experiences contribute to a culture of diversity and inclusion, and (4) contact information for five professional references.
Applications received by March 20, 2022 will be given full consideration. Salary is competitive and negotiable, based on experience. The position will remain open until filled.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.