The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University seeks an energetic and innovative chairperson for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, who possesses a distinguished record of scholarly and professional accomplishments, appreciates the integration of learning, discovery and engagement, and has significant administrative experience. The Chair responsibilities are conducted over a 12-month appointment period. Candidates are expected to exhibit a strong commitment to scholarship and excellence and an open and collegial style of communication. The responsibilities of the Chair include: administration of instructional programs, budgetary management, faculty development, instruction, academic advising, departmental assessment, departmental accreditation oversight, etc. The normal teaching load for departmental chairpersons is six credit hours per semester. Service to the College, University and community are expected. As the academic leader and chief administrative officer of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
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The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 550 students and 15 full-time faculty members. The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication degree in three concentrations, including Mass Media Production, Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations. Additionally, the department’s programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) houses the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, in addition to the Departments of Criminal Justice, English, History and Political Science, Liberal Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. CAHSS enrolls more than 1,950 students and has more than 130 faculty members.
With an award-winning faculty, intensive research programs, and community-focused initiatives, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation's largest historically black university with an enrollment of more than 12,500 students. NC A&T is an 1890 land-grant, doctoral higher research institution and one of 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System.
NC A&T has ranked third in the University of North Carolina System in sponsored research funding for more than a decade. The university is a leading producer of change agents and global leaders for the careers of today and tomorrow in disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, and the arts and humanities. NC A&T offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.
Internal job number: 000778
Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication with an established record of research and publication in the discipline.
Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication with an outstanding record of scholarly and professional achievement in journalism and mass communication is preferred. Also, experience with the program’s accrediting body, Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), and previous experience in fundraising/extramural funding would be a plus. Additionally, significant administrative/teaching experience, preferably in a higher-education environment, with a distinguished record of scholarly and professional accomplishments, as well as integration of learning, discovery and engagement, is preferred.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!