Lehigh University, Journalism & Communication

Position ID:Lehigh-Journalism-CHAIR [#22079, F83660]
Position Title: Senior Rank Faculty and Department Chair in Journalism and Communication
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Journalism / Journalism
Communications / Communication
Appl Deadline:2022/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/07/12, listed until 2023/01/12)
Position Description:   URMs  

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We seek candidates with relevant academic and administrative leadership experience whose record qualifies for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor (applicants at the rank of advanced associate professor at their current institution will be considered). The department invites applications from scholars in all areas of journalism and communication. The candidate should also have relevant professional experience in journalism or communication. Qualifications include a doctorate in journalism, mass communication, or related field, and an established record of excellence in scholarly achievement, teaching, and administrative leadership. We particularly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. The department chair will provide academic and administrative leadership to faculty and staff, teach one course per semester, conduct research, oversee and engage in departmental operations, including budgetary management, and serve as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences’ leadership team. The chair will be expected to support a strong, collegial, productive department committed to inclusivity, diversity, and work-life balance, and to build upon the department's nationally recognized strengths in research and undergraduate education. The department has offered a small undergraduate program of superior quality since 1927 and offers a number of joint courses with interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Alumni are in the top ranks of American journalism. The department is well-supported and has a number of endowments in support of faculty, students, and facilities. With major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication, the department has nine faculty and staff and enrolls about 125 majors and minors. More information can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/journalism. The department also oversees the campus newspaper, The Brown and White, published twice weekly since 1894 and a consistent winner of regional, state, and national awards. 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a research university and ranks in the top 50 among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. Lehigh offers a welcoming but rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. The university has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is about 90 minutes from New York City and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references to Academic Jobs Online. At a later stage of the search, candidates will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, samples of scholarship, evidence of teaching excellence, a research statement, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Kathy Olson, Chair, Search Committee, at kko2@lehigh.edu

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career

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Further Info:
Department of Journalism & Communication
33 Coppee Drive
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015