LCC International University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication, to begin Fall 2018. The position involves chair’s duties, teaching courses in the department, advising, and participating in the active intellectual life of the campus. The position offers unique opportunities such as travel and teaching/research in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Western and Eastern Europe.
The University: LCC International University is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts university located in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. All instruction is in English and our 550 students come from 30+ countries.
The Communication Department offers a BA degree in Communication. In the three years since its inception, the Communication major has become the second largest undergraduate major at LCC, with an increasing popularity among prospective students, and over 90 current students. Current faculty areas of specialization include: Rhetoric, Political Communication, Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Communication Ethics, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations. The new Chair may reinforce or expand these areas of department identity and expertise.
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with a preferred start date of August 2018.
In addition to this specific position, LCC has opportunities for all career stages, whether shorter or longer term:
Early career: recent PhDs have the opportunity at LCC to launch a career of teaching and scholarship by gaining experience with diverse classroom environments teaching core courses and developing specialized elective courses, and eager researchers can build a scholarly portfolio that will launch them into advanced career paths—perhaps back at your own university—for which their LCC experience prepared them.
Mid-career: Sabbaticals and Research Awards, e.g. Fulbright. One excellent way to participate in and contribute to LCC’s mission is to dedicate a sabbatical leave (or even just part of it) to teaching and/or scholarly research activity at LCC. The extraordinarily diverse representation of national, cultural, and linguistic identities to be found in our classrooms and faculty offices is a delightful and stimulating encounter for those new to LCC’s unique environment, and an inspiration for so many who make return visits and consider long term commitments. LCC is also an outstanding destination for using a Fulbright (or similar) academic fellowship or award. In such circumstances we are committed to providing the schedule and resources that best serve the wishes and plans of the award recipient.
Late career: As seasoned professors near retirement age, joining the LCC faculty for a year (or several) provides an exciting cultural and educational experience, and can serve as a great segue from early or traditional retirement to further work, travel, and missional activities.