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Head, Brian Lamb School of Communication (002934-2013)

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University seeks a senior scholar with strong administrative skills to lead the School in supporting and extending its traditions of excellence in education and scholarship. Named for one of our most distinguished alumni, the Brian Lamb School is at the forefront of communication research and engagement, and is poised to lead the field in the coming years.

The School consists of six interdependent units that address the following areas: health communication; interpersonal communication; organizational communication; media, technology, and society; public relations; and rhetorical studies.  The School is dedicated to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education and is home to approximately 100 masters and doctoral students and approximately 650 undergraduate majors. The School has a global reach through its faculty’s research and engagement activities, its graduate and undergraduate study abroad programs, and its formal collaborations with universities around the world.

The new Head will serve as the primary advocate for the School. As such, the head will represent students and faculty at the college, university, national and international level, providing vision and leadership in discovery, learning, and service. Management of resources, faculty and staff development, education of students, alumni relations, and continued scholarly research will be ongoing responsibilities for the Head.

The position will be available beginning July 1, 2014 with a five-year renewable term, reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have leadership experience and an earned doctorate in communication or a related discipline.  Broad knowledge of the communication discipline is essential, along with the ability to think creatively about the direction of the Brian Lamb School and to lead it accordingly. The applicant must have a significant record of research and publication that merits appointment at the rank of full Professor with tenure at Purdue University. Strong commitments to academic administration, alumni relations and development, and extramural funding are required.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application indicating how the above qualifications are reflected in their work experience, a curriculum vitae, 3 references with contact information (postal/e-mail addresses and telephone numbers), and a statement describing the candidate’s leadership vision for the School to: Donna Wireman, 2125 Beering Hall, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

More information about the Brian Lamb School of Communication may be accessed at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/communication/