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Chair, Department of Communication

Organization: Georgia College & State University
Date Posted: 9/25/2019
Date Needed: 7/1/2020
City: Milledgeville
Location: Georgia
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The Department of Communication boasts a completely renovated new space which provides students with a versatile, engaged, and marketable curriculum leading to success in the communication industry. The Mass Communication degree (B.A.) is an integrated, cross-platform curriculum where students focus their studies in one of three areas: digital media production, journalism, or strategic communication. The Rhetoric degree (B.A.) and Rhetoric minor provide the knowledge and practice of oral and written communication skills to communicate and evaluate communication effectively in the workplace and within society.

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in Communication, Mass Communication, Rhetoric or related field.

The successful candidate will display the attributes of excellent leadership, personnel management and evaluation skills which value respect for faculty governance and commitment to enhance our research and funding record. Further, the successful candidate will display superior skills in teaching, mentoring, budgeting, curriculum development, alumni relations and fundraising, profile-building, and commitment to equity and inclusion.

The Department of Communication is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest of the University’s four colleges. Approximately 195 full-time faculty teach 3,000 students in thirteen departments, with majors encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect, and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

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