The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), one of the premier communication programs in the country, seeks an exceptional, visionary and accomplished leader who will build on a solid foundation to take the College to the next level of excellence.

UFCJC is one of the largest and most comprehensive College of Journalism & Communication programs in the nation, with some 200 employees and nearly 3,000 students. Very few communication programs have the breadth and depth of UFCJC, with undergraduate and graduate programs, four undergraduate majors, a focus on both research and professional skills development and extensive immersion opportunities that make the College an exemplar of experiential learning.

The dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer, reporting to the University Provost. The position demands a dynamic, forward-looking, collaborative and collegial leader strongly committed to innovation in the teaching/learning process (both on campus and online), world-class experiential opportunities for students, the highest standards for scholarly research and service, a diverse, inclusive and collaborative culture and environment, principles of shared governance and the welfare of the students, faculty and staff.

The next dean will provide strategic and visionary leadership across the diverse set of professional, social science, and communication science programs represented in the College. The dean will be responsible for managing the budget of the College, allocating resources, and identifying resources that will help maintain and further develop excellent programs. Working with the UF Foundation, the dean will develop relationships and solicit funds with current and prospective donors, including alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations.

UFCJC is part of the University of Florida, which is the flagship university for the State of Florida, the nation’s third most populous state.  UF is ranked 7th among the nation’s top public research universities by U.S News and World Report. Located in Gainesville since 1906, UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are based at the university’s 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas, and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts.

To be considered, applicants must have significant experience leading, managing, and mentoring employees in a medium to large organization and demonstrated experience effectively managing resources and identifying new resources that can be leveraged to advance the mission of the College.

Candidates may apply at and should provide a letter of application summarizing qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references.