The Department of Communication at Villanova University invites applications for the annual Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication. The Department seeks a senior colleague whose scholarship, regardless of specialization or methodological orientation, has made a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. This visiting, one-semester appointment is for the Fall of 2018. University-sponsored housing will be provided for the duration of the appointment. The responsibilities of the position include teaching one undergraduate and one graduate course related to his/her area of expertise, delivering a lecture to the Villanova community during the semester in residence, and mentoring faculty and students in the Communication Department. In addition to the salary generated by the Endowment and University-sponsored housing, The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication is eligible to receive graduate assistant support and to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society. This visiting position may be used to supplement sabbatical leave, but the Department encourages all interested, qualified candidates to apply.
Review of applications will begin December 16, 2017, and will continue until the 2018 Harron Family Chair is selected.
The Department of Communication will be hosting a reception at NCA in Dallas. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. To attend the reception and meet with Villanova faculty at the upcoming NCA conference, please email Dr. Heidi Rose.
NOTE: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, was Harron Chair in 2013-14, and can also answer questions about the position.