|The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon seeks an Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research at the rank of tenured associate (advanced) or full professor (preferred). This new associate dean position is an opportunity to lead, support and collaborate as the SOJC imagines and builds the future of research and graduate education in our field. The selected candidate will have the a Ph.D., a robust research record in the fields of advertising, communication, journalism, media studies, public relations, or a relevant related field, appropriate academic leadership experience, and a strong interest in academic administration and innovative graduate program development.
•Promoting and enhancing the research mission and productivity of the SOJC, including grant funding, in alignment with UO priorities.
•Building the national and international profile of our doctoral program, and of our Eugene- and Portland-based master’s programs.
•Supporting existing and implementing new graduate initiatives, including new professional master’s and online or hybrid programs, with the goal of increasing graduate enrollment and revenue.
•Providing oversight and coordination of the SOJC’s master’s and doctoral programs in Eugene and Portland.
•Chairing the SOJC Graduate Affairs Committee.
Under the leadership of our new president, the university is more than halfway toward a major capital campaign goal of $2 billion and in the early stages of implementing strategic priorities. Preferred candidates will have expertise or potential aligned with those priorities, with specific emphasis on enhancing student access, retention, and success; building capacity for research, scholarship, creative inquiry, and graduate education; and attracting and retaining highly qualified, diverse students, faculty, and staff.
The position is based on the Eugene campus; occasional travel to SOJC’s Turnbull Portland Center will be expected. In addition to administrative and leadership responsibilities, the associate dean will continue to pursue research and teach as appropriate. Teaching opportunities are available in our Media Studies master’s and doctoral programs, in our professional master’s programs, and across our undergraduate programs.
We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins July 1, 2017. To ensure consideration, please submit applications by January 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, two refereed research samples, and names and contact information for references. This position is subject to a criminal background check.
For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369.
The only comprehensive accredited journalism program in the Pacific Northwest, the SOJC offers undergraduate majors in Advertising, Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations; an Honors Program; and a Media Studies minor; and supports UO’s interdisciplinary Cinema Studies major and Multimedia minor. The school offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Media Studies and professional M.A. degrees in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Communication. The school began implementing an innovative undergraduate curriculum in 2009, moved into state-of-the-art facilities in January 2013, recently launched the Agora Journalism Center, based at the Turnbull Center in Portland, and is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. With more than 2,200 students, SOJC is one of six professional schools at UO, and UO is a Research I member of the American Association of Universities.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.|
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.