Director, School of CommunicationPosition Number :
SoC_DirectorVacancy Open to :
ECU EmployeesDepartment :
AAH School of CommunicationDepartment Homepage :
https://communication.ecu.edu/Advertising Department :
FINE ARTS&COMM-DEAN'S OFFICEDivision :
Academic AffairsClassification Title :
Director, School of CommunicationWorking Title :
Director, School of CommunicationNumber of Vacancies :
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :
1.0Full Time or Part Time :
Full TimeSalary Range:
Commensurate with QualificationsPosition Location (City) :
Faculty (Teaching)Job Category :
Faculty (Teaching)Primary Function of Organizational Unit :
East Carolina University’s School of Communication prepares individuals for professional and academic careers in broadcast journalism, communication studies, media production, media studies, print journalism, and public relations.Job Duties :
The School of Communication is home to about 800 undergraduate students from concentrations in Interpersonal/Organization Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations. The Interpersonal/Organizational concentration is also offered completely on-line. Additionally, the School of Communication has an MA in Communication with about 60 graduate students across two concentrations and one certificate program. An Accelerated Master’s program is also offered. The School of Communication houses the Speech Communication Center, which offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to practice and improve professional communication skills.
INTERNAL POSTING: Open only to applicants currently employed by East Carolina University.Minimum Education/Experience :
The Director of the School of Communication is the chief administrative officer and unit head of the School of Communication and is responsible to and serves at the pleasure of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The Director will ensure communication with the faculty regarding School of Communication policies and activities, and be responsible for ensuring that the Unit Code is being followed.Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assigning teaching loads and specific classes to individual faculty members; developing resources for the School including fundraising and community outreach; exercising responsibility for all school space, facilities and equipment, and their proper use and assignment; facilitating faculty development and student development; forwarding recommendations for promotion. permanent tenure appointment reappointment, non-reappointment and merit salary increases to the dean; informing faculty of various university funds available for the School’s improvement and for research and teaching efforts; informing the faculty of non-confidential higher level administrative decisions that relate to the operations of the school or to the welfare of the individual faculty members; supervising and evaluating clerical and technical staff; preparing the annual report and the annual budget; presiding over school meetings and electronically distributing agendas and minutes; promoting the school and maintaining its visibility in professional organizations; providing publicity to the university and others about various School activities.Furthermore, the Director is responsible for upholding the diversity and inclusion values of the School:· We vow to strengthen our support for diversity in all its miraculous forms.· We stand up for the constitutional right of peaceful protest, and the right of peaceful protesters to be loud and emotional and free from harm.· We stand up for the constitutional right of journalists to do their jobs; to be our lookouts on the world and our watchdogs over government.· We dedicate ourselves to making concrete action out of our words.
Applicant will possess an earned PhD from an appropriately accredited institution and a record of teaching, research and/or creative activity. Qualified candidates for appointment as Director are expected to meet the requirements for tenure at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the School of Communication. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated professional experience in organizational and leadership abilities at the university level; ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, and administrators. Interpersonal skills are expected. Candidates from disciplines outside of the School of Communication are encouraged to apply.License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :
N/ASpecial Instructions to Applicant :
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile on-line in order to be considered for the position.Additional Instructions to Applicant:
This is a twelve-month faculty appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2022. Screening will begin in June and continue until the position is filled. Please complete a candidate profile, online at www.ecu.edu by clicking on the JOBS link. In addition to submitting a candidate profile, please submit, online, the required applicant documents:
ResumeLetter of applicationList of five references (with contact information)
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date :
05/12/2022Open Until Filled:
NoJob Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:
05/31/2022Initial Screening Begins :
Professor, Associate ProfessorQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting :
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.Eligibility for Employment :
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.Office of Human Resources Contact Information :
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.