University of South Alabama

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The Communication Department has four concentrations: Communication Studies, Digital Cinema and TV, Multi-media and Broadcast Journalism, and Strategic Communication. The Department also offers a Master’s degree in Communication, focusing on Strategic Communication. The Department Chair is responsible for the academic, personnel, financial, and administrative needs of the Department and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication or a related field and should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.

Specialization is open. Other requirements for consideration include a strong research and publication record, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated administrative experience.

The start date for this position is August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017. While the search will remain open until the position is filled, applicants should send materials as soon as possible. Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement that outlines a strategic vision for leading and developing a research department, and the names of three references. Recommendation letters from three references must be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee before the application deadline. Upon request, applicants will arrange to have official transcripts sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Steven Trout, at HUMB 240, 5991 USA Dr N, Mobile, AL 36688-0002.

Applications must be submitted online at:

Additional information regarding this position, the Communication Department, and the University of South Alabama is available here:

Questions may be addressed to Professor Steven Trout at

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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