Candidates sought for director position

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University seeks a director to lead the school as we strive to achieve the university’s goal of being recognized as a top 50 public research university by 2025: http://www.k-state.edu/2025.

The successful candidate must have: a Ph.D. or terminal degree in communications or a related field; a record of peer-reviewed publications and teaching commensurate with tenure and senior rank at a major research university; administrative experience, preferably in an accredited media program; a clear understanding of the mass communication industry’s changing standards, needs and trends; and a demonstrated ability to serve as an effective spokeswoman or spokesman for the school. Preferably, she or he will also have experience managing budgets and resource allocation, organizing capital campaigns, and attracting and retaining diverse faculty and students. Media experience is desirable. The director will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and to teach one course a year.

The Miller School offers B.A./B.S. degrees in advertising, journalism/digital media, and public relations as well as an M.S. degree. We are a nationally accredited program, now in our second century of providing quality education in journalism and strategic communications. Our long history of service is national in scope, as we house the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and serve as the national headquarters for the Journalism Education Association. We also have a tradition of providing “hands on” student experiences through award-winning student media outlets.

Please send via email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contacts of three references, and a statement outlining your academic and management philosophy to: Dr. Jeffrey Pickering, Chair, Miller Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Kansas State University, solt@ksu.edu. Questions can be directed to jjp@ksu.edu

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for all new employees. Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its applicant pool.