Head, Brian Lamb School of Communication (002784-2012)
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications
Responsibilities: The Head of the School will be an experienced administrator who provides vision, leadership, and management in the area of resource allocation, faculty and staff development, education and scholarly research. The Head serves as the primary advocate for the School on the college, university, national and international level. The position will be available beginning July 1, 2013 with a five-year renewable term, reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in communication or related discipline with a significant record of research and publication that merits appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure at Purdue University. The candidate will also have a broad knowledge of the communication discipline, the ability to provide internal leadership and external representation of the School, and a strong commitment to one or more of the following: academic administration, alumni development and extramural funding.
The Brian Lamb School of Communication is part of Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts and consists of six interdependent units that focus on a broad array of human communication: health communication; interpersonal communication; organizational communication; media, technology, and society; public relations; and rhetorical studies. The School has 32 full-time faculty, 81 teaching assistants and 25 part-time instructors. The undergraduate program is the largest of the nine departments and schools in the College of Liberal Arts. The graduate program is ranked among the very best in the country. More information about the Brian Lamb School of Communication may be accessed at www.cla.purdue.edu/communication.
Founded in 1869, Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land-grant and research universities. The main campus, located in West Lafayette, IN, is home to more than 38,000 students, and 1,700 tenure-track faculty. Many of Purdue’s programs are ranked consistently as among the nation’s best. Greater Lafayette, with a population of 130,000, is a growing area with excellent schools. Lafayette is located approximately one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago.
Application: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application indicating how the above qualifications are reflected in their work experience, a curriculum vitae, 5 references with contact information (postal/e-mail addresses and telephone numbers), and a statement describing the candidate’s leadership vision for the School to: Darla Gordon, 2125 Beering Hall, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and continue until filled. This offer is also contingent upon a background check conducted on all positions at Purdue University.
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