Job Title: Chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 238085
The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a Chair to lead a dynamic, innovative, and highly interdisciplinary unit of more than 80 faculty, including tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and post-doctoral faculty whose teaching and research cluster in three areas: the humanistic study of literature and artistic practices engaging with science and technology; film and media studies and digital media design; and rhetoric, writing studies, and communication. These efforts are unified by our overarching goal of imagining more expressive, equitable, and just roles for science and technology in the public realm.
The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) is a national leader in researching and teaching the ways the humanities shape and are shaped by science, technology, and culture. As one of the largest units in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, LMC faculty teach approximately 8,000 students, including non-majors, each year. LMC enrolls nearly 400 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs: a B.S. in Computational Media (joint with the Colleges of Computing and Design), a B.S. in Literature, Media, and Communication; M.S. programs in Digital Media, Global Media and Cultures (joint with the School of Modern Languages), and Human Computer Interaction (joint with the College of Computing, College of Design, and School of Psychology); and a Ph.D. in Digital Media. LMC offers minors in Black Media Studies; Social Justice; Film and Media Studies; Science Fiction Studies; East Asia Studies; Health, Medicine, and Society; Science, Technology, and Society; and Women, Science, and Technology. Each program is unique in its interdisciplinary and technological orientation, though all share the school’s emphasis on diversity, equity, and the exploration of humanistic perspectives in a technological world.
LMC also includes Georgia Tech’s award-winning Writing and Communication Program (WCP), which provides approximately 5,000 students with instruction in multimodal composition, business and technical communication, and research writing for undergraduate thesis projects each year. Defining features of the WCP are the Naugle Communication Center and the Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship, which offers three-year, highly selective postdoctoral teaching fellowships to 35 Ph.D. recipients who wish to develop professionally and innovate in teaching, research, and service.
Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities.
LMC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including women, those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, from minority ethnic groups, identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, have disabilities, from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit https://iac.gatech.edu/about/lmc-chair-search.
To apply, candidates should submit the following through Georgia’s Tech Careers website – Job ID 238085 (https://hr.gatech.edu/employment/careers):
1. a letter of application addressing how their background and experience can advance LMC’s existing strengths and address the responsibilities in the bullet points above. In addition, the letter of application should provide a clear vision of the applicant’s leadership philosophy; commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and approach to interdisciplinary collaboration;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. the names, positions, and contact information of three to five references who will be contacted only with the candidate’s approval. Please include a brief statement of your relationship to each reference.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by March 4, 2022, for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled.
Whitney Hamlet (Breech)
Assistant to the Chair, Dr. Laura O. Taylor
School of Economics | Georgia Institute of Technology
Old Civil Engineering Bldg., Suite 211
221 Bobby Dodd Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
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