Communication Department Chairperson

Location
Boston, Suffolk County / Dorchester, Suffolk County / Uphams Corner, Suffolk County
Posted
Mar 17, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The University of Massachusetts Boston welcomes applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor to serve as Department Chairperson beginning January 25, 2015. The department and undergraduate major is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. Launched in the spring of 2013, the program has already grown to over 230 majors and 30 minors. We are looking for a capable, enthusiastic leader with a track record of managing department growth, in terms of both enrollment and in the recruiting and retention of new faculty. Candidates should possess an earned PhD in Communication and a research program that intersects with our current strengths in media, interpersonal, health, or intercultural communication. Previous administrative experience at the level of chair or program director is desired. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration may exist between this position and the CLA Departments of Psychology or Sociology, McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy, and/or College of Nursing and Health Sciences, depending on areas of research expertise and interest. Department chairs are expected to teach one course per semester. Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. All materials must be submitted electronically; hard copy applications will not be considered. Please submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement, and evidence of teaching effectiveness online. Three letters of recommendation can be sent to the Search Chair at ken.lachlan@umb.edu. UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. UMass Boston offers a comprehensive benefits package including coverage for eligible spouses and dependents.