The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication Studies. The department seeks candidates at the full professor level whose research and teaching complements our undergraduate curriculum focused on two tracks: Relational Dynamics and Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Successful candidates will also help develop and enhance the recently
reactivated MA program focused on Conflict Management and Social Action. A successful candidate will be expected to enhance the academic programs, mentor and support faculty research programs, work collaboratively with current faculty, and serve as a strong advocate for the department to internal and external stakeholders. Ethics and social justice are central to the goals of the Department, as we strive to promote critical awareness and appreciation of diversity and inclusion in our pedagogy, research, and service practices.
Communication Studies is a member of The School of Social Research and Justice Studies (SSRJS). A successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other departments in SSRJS and support the SSRJS
mission. Other units in the School include the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Criminal Justice. The School is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts.
Faculty in Communication) Studies have developed interdisciplinary research and teaching partnerships with the SSRJS departments, the Social Psychology PhD program, and with the Gender, Race, and Identity
Program. The department is also active in the Composition and Communication in the Disciplines initiative. The department houses our top-ranked and award-winning National Parliamentary Debate Association
team. The department also has an active Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, and collaborates with community mediation and facilitation initiatives.
For more information about the position and to submit, candidates should view the full ad. Applicants should electronically submit: 1) a detailed letter of application which highlights the applicant’s leadership experience and/or potential and indicates how they would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service; 2) CV; 3) contact information for three references. Deadline is November 18, 2016, and interested applicants can also meet with representatives from the department at NCA in Philadelphia (or contact the search chair).
The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000. The university offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine
colleges. Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World” is a vibrant, growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression.