Education, Minimum Training and Experience Required:

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and at least five (5) years of teaching experience in Mass Communication at the College or University level. Desired candidate should have at least 3 years of experience as an administrator. Additionally applicants who have experience with ACEJMC accreditation are preferred. The candidate must also have a history of achievement in research and teaching, be a positive role model to inspire students and have a desire for excellence in leading this department. The desired candidate should have made scholarly contributions to the field of mass communication and have experience with online teaching. The candidate should be knowledgeable in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, and integrated communication.

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Manage the department in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University and the University of Louisiana System.

Supervise the operation of the department to achieve the goals and mission of the University.

Review the departmental curricula from time to time and propose changes as appropriate to maintain program viability and currency.

Schedule courses and assign teaching responsibilities to the faculty for both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Participate in budget planning and manage allocated resources efficiently to achieve departmental and college-level objectives and goal.

Teach and make scholarly contributions to the field.

Have experience with the ACEJMC accrediting process and procedures. Create an environment in the department, which fosters excellent teaching and research.

Attend all University and College faculty meetings, convocations, commencements, and official functions of the University.

Complete all other tasks that may be assigned by the Dean or by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.