Chair, Department of Journalism and Media Management
University of Miami
School of Communication
The University of Miami’s (UM) School of Communication (SoC) is seeking a Chair of Journalism and Media Management to begin Fall 2022. This person will excel at leadership, research, teaching, and service. This position is open to candidates who would qualify at the full or associate professor level, with a doctorate and a publishing record in Journalism, Communication, or Media Studies. The ideal candidate will have academic administrative experience and an understanding of professional practice.
The University of Miami is a Research I university. The School of Communication highly values professional practice in addition to fulfilling the research mission of the university. The department educates students to be ethical and globally aware professionals, to be critical consumers of media, to have a positive impact on our world and strengthen the future of journalism. The university is in South Florida, a major multicultural media market reflecting global trends.
The Department of Journalism and Media Management offers majors in Journalism, Media Management, Broadcast Journalism and Electronic Media. The department is comprised of 20 full-time faculty members with strengths in research and professional practice. Faculty mentored award-winning student media include UMTV, Distraction Magazine, The Miami Hurricane, and other student media in English and Spanish. The department serves approximately 330 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students.
Journalism and Media Management is one of five departments in the School of Communication. The others are Cinematic Arts, Communication Studies, Interactive Media, and Strategic Communication. The School offers the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree through nine different undergraduate majors (Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Communication Studies, Electronic Media, Interactive Media, Journalism, Media Management, Motion Pictures, Public Relations) and eight graduate degrees (Ph.D. in Communication and Masters’ degrees (M.F.A., M.S., and M.A.) in Communication Studies, Documentary Film, Interactive Media, Journalism, Media Management, Motion Pictures, and Public Relations).
The University of Miami is considered among top-tier institutions of higher education in the United States. The university consists of 11 Schools and Colleges, including a medical school, a marine sciences school, and a law school. The university’s research strengths include climate and resiliency, global health, migration, and multiple approaches to understanding communication, media and cultural industries. We are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our shared purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. We are the largest private employer in Miami-Dade County, home to faculty, staff, and students from all over the world.
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, contact information for five references, and two statements, each no longer than two pages. These include a leadership statement referencing experience and approach, including attention to inclusion and diversity, and a research statement including accomplishments and interests.
Please apply on-line at https://tinyurl.com/JMMChairUMiamiSoC. The committee will begin reviewing applications on February 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Alyse Lancaster, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.