American University

American University (AU) seeks an outstanding leader to serve as dean of its School of Communication.

The AU School of Communication has over 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 60 full-time faculty. The school has four divisions that offer both professional and traditional academic programs: public communication; film and media arts; journalism; and communication studies.

AU seeks in its next dean a visible leader who possesses the passion and creativity to optimize the School’s impact as a change maker. A commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to support and nurture both theoretical and applied scholarly achievement are expected. The dean must successfully engage with both the academic enterprise and the creative enterprises of the School.

Candidates may exemplify their potential for the position through academic qualifications (earned terminal degree and an extensive record of scholarship broadly defined) or through a record of outstanding professional activity in the field of communications, coupled with the ability to fulfill the leadership and administrative expectations of the position.

Applicant materials should be received by no later than February 1, 2020. Candidates should provide a CV or resume and a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile found at These materials should be sent via e-mail to

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