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COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT -- CHAIR SEARCH
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
invites applications for the position of Department Chair, with term of
appointment to commence in Fall 2007. The appointment will be at the rank of
full Professor, with tenure, and applicants should have scholarly
credentials appropriate to that rank at a major research institution. The
search is open with respect to subfield specialization and methodological
orientation. We seek to hire a distinguished scholar with an outstanding
record of research and publication who will be appointed to the permanent
faculty and serve as Chair for an initial term of three years. The Chair is
responsible for administering fiscal, personnel, and curricular matters,
advocating departmental interests, and encouraging scholarly productivity.
Applicants should have a record of active and continuing research, proven
excellence in teaching and advising graduate and undergraduate students, the
ability to work effectively with faculty and university administrators,
strong communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated leadership
or administrative experience. We are a theoretically and methodologically
diverse department that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in
Communication and a B.A. degree in Journalism. The successful candidate will
be a scholar who values creativity, rigorous inquiry, collegiality, and
diversity, and who will contribute to the department's research profile
beyond his or her term as Chair. Salary will be competitive and commensurate
with credentials and experience.
The review of applications will begin on October 2, 2006 and continue until
the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a
current c.v., sample publications, and the names of three references with
contact information to: Chair Search, Department of Communication, Machmer
Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst MA 01003.
Questions can be addressed to Prof. Erica Scharrer, search committee chair,
by e-mail to [log in to unmask] or by phone at 413-545-4765. For
information about the department, go to http://www.umass.edu/communication.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly
encouraged to apply.
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