The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana, a Historically Black Catholic University located in the heart of New Orleans, invites applicants for a senior level tenure-track position to head the Department of Mass Communication beginning August 2015. The Department seeks individuals in Mass Communication or a related field with a range of specializations (Broadcasting, Print Media/Journalism, and Public relations), to teach within those specializations as well as in the Mass Communication core. Regular scholarly output and service activities are expected as well, including advising students in their degree programs and their extracurricular production organizations.
The successful candidate for the senior Department Head position must hold an earned doctorate in Mass Communication(or related field) and have an understanding of the current trends in media industries and their impact on Mass Communication curriculum development. S/he will contribute to program revisions, mentor students, and provide leadership to other faculty.
The program actively supports Xavier’s mission of promoting a more just and humane society through service-learning projects and community-based research collaborations. The Mass Communication Program has an established television and radio production organization and a sports broadcasting team. The campus newspaper and yearbook are published through the Campus Student Media Office, which operates out of the Department.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Completed applications will be accepted until January 1, 2015. To apply, log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names, addresses, and email addresses of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda. The letter of interest should be addressed to: Dominique Gendrin, Search Committee Chair. Any questions should also be addressed to Dominique Gendrin at email@example.com. EOE/AA.