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Sam Houston State University
The Department of Communication Studies at Sam Houston State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor beginning with the Fall semester, 2014. The prospective candidate should have the Ph.D. in hand or be in the final stages of completion. The candidate’s research interests should complement those of the present faculty. Such interests include, but are not limited to, social media communication, computer mediated communication, organizational communication, and health communication. Experience in online teaching is a positive qualification.
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Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215
DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sam Houston State University (SHSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Dean will be responsible for setting strategic, operational, and financial directions for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Programs within the College have a history of producing distinguished graduates. The Dean will be expected to lead these programs to even greater heights of excellence.
Sam Houston State University’s main campus is located in Huntsville, Texas – just 70 miles north of Houston. This campus offers the friendly environment of a small town combined with proximity to the conveniences of a large metropolitan area. For more than 130 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Today, with over 19,200 students, SHSU is a modern, comprehensive campus with technology and resources that prepare graduates for a wide variety of successful careers. Established in 1879 as a training institute for public school teachers, SHSU has grown to seven separate academic colleges: the College of Business Administration, the College of Criminal Justice, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and the College of Sciences. The University offers over 80 bachelor's degree programs, over 50 master’s degree programs and six doctoral programs, including nationally-recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. SHSU is recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the fourth consecutive year as “A Great College to Work For” and is “Ranked 2nd out of 38 public universities in Texas placing students in the workforce 12 months after graduation” by the Texas State University System.
The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader and facilitator with demonstrated experience in the humanities, social sciences, or a related field; proven skills in academic administration, resource management, and program formation; and demonstrated evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills with an effective track record of working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors. The successful candidate will be an individual who values and encourages scholarship and the creative process; someone who has the ability to coordinate multiple departments and programs and cultivate an environment of collaboration; one with a demonstrated record of increasing level of leadership responsibility; and with a notable record of accomplishment in strategic planning, fundraising, alumni outreach, and community and external audience outreach. The candidate will have an objective of educational balance of teaching and research to enhance the status of the College and University. The candidate should bring to the College a strong background of direct student involvement and a commitment to enhancing the experience of a diverse student body.
Reporting to the Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences serves as the senior academic and administrative officer of the College. The Dean will be charged with developing an effective collegial environment, supporting excellence in teaching, research/creative endeavors, and service; facilitating collaboration between faculty members and among programs and departments within the College and University; coordinating the College’s efforts with schools, corporations, other universities and communities and state, federal, and international agencies; engaging faculty, staff and students in developing a shared plan for the future of the College and defining its role in the broader mission of the University.
Minimum qualifications for the position include the following: a terminal degree in the humanities, social sciences or related fields required with a preference for a terminal degree in a discipline in one of the College's Departments; demonstrated successful experience in academic administration; evidence of scholarly and professional achievement that will merit a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of professor in one of the eight departments within the college; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all constituencies; and demonstrated success in developing external funding and fund-raising from private and public sources. Experience in administration, budget management, personnel management, and strategic planning is expected.
Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by January 30, 2014. An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a resume and the names of five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, telephone number, and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Sam Houston State University in the search. Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
For more information about Sam Houston State University please visit: http://www.shsu.edu
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.
DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF COMMUNICATION AND MASS MEDIA - Angelo State University
Department: Communication and Mass Media
Job Summary: The Department of Communication & Mass Media seeks a dynamic, collegial and collaborative department chair who will enable us to continue to build excellent undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will be dedicated, visionary, and possess the leadership skills necessary to help guide our growing department in an ever-changing field with 14 full-time faculty and about 250 undergraduate majors.
The department chair normally assumes a 2/2 teaching load in the long semesters and 1 course for each of two summer sessions at the graduate or undergraduate level.
Duties: The chair, in cooperation with the faculty, is responsible for supervising activities of the department, scheduling classes, assisting in faculty evaluations, preparing budget requests, initiating appointment recommendations, developing the curriculum, and supervising assessment activities. The successful applicant will be committed to open and active communication with colleagues, possess strong organizational skills, and understand that one of his or her primary duties will be to ensure that faculty have the resources needed to excel in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching, with a strong commitment to high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: We seek a colleague with the scholarly credentials and publication record that would qualify him or her for a tenurable rank position at the associate or full professor rank. Previous administrative experience will be given greater consideration.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate in Communication or Mass Communications or closely related field and have an outstanding record of teaching and research.
Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
Posting Date: 10-21-2013
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please include a statement of philosophy of leadership.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled