NAJA Job Board

Emp Type:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The University of Iowa
Main Duties:
The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Candidates should be senior scholars, or journalism or strategic communication professionals with a distinguished record of leadership and achievement. They should possess knowledge of the journalism and strategic communication professions and the critical issues surrounding them, the vision to recognize and react to the challenges and opportunities emerging in a rapidly changing media landscape, the ability to envision synergies with all areas of communication, a desire to engage with faculty and staff as part of a team, an ability to work with professional and academic constituencies and a strong commitment to leading an academic unit dedicated to scholarly and professional missions. The successful candidate should have experience in, or be willing to actively participate in, alumni and donor engagement programs that include, but are not limited to, outreach events and development activities (e.g., personal calls) to solicit private gifts. The successful candidate should have the capacity to help build and nurture a creative educational environment that fosters quality teaching and research. A PhD is preferred, but exceptional professional experience will also be considered. Our state-of-the-art facilities and strategic plans provide an outstanding opportunity for a new Director to shape the future of a well-established School with professional undergraduate and graduate programs as well as the oldest PhD program in mass communication in the country.
Required Knowledge:
The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City in southeast Iowa. With more than 31,000 students enrolling at Iowa each year, the city is a near-iconic “college town.” The University both provides and attracts a wide variety of cultural opportunities, Big Ten athletic events, and a number of business endeavors resulting from scientific and educational research that originated at Iowa. The University also established the first educational radio station west of the Mississippi, and broadcast the world's first educational television programs.
Required Experience:
Special Requirement:
The School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to intellectual, gender, and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Application Process:
Applications should be submitted online at (requisition #63092). Electronic attachments to the application should include: a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and administrative philosophy, and the names and addresses of five references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.