Dean, School of Communications
Under the leadership of President Sidney A. Ribeau, Howard University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Communications.
The School of Communications:
Howard University’s School of Communications seeks to maintain an environment in which students engage in the pursuit of knowledge within a framework of academic excellence, professional ethics and social justice, and prepare themselves for leadership roles in the complex fields of communications, whether as teachers, researchers, or professional practitioners. The School of Communications is the University’s third largest and currently consists of four academic departments: Communication and Culture; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Journalism; and Radio, Television and Film. It offers undergraduate degrees with concentrations in legal communications, speech and applied communications, advertising, broadcast news, print/on-line journalism, public relations, audio production, television production, telecommunications management, and film. The school also offers an M.F.A. degree in film (and is the only historically Black college/university with this degree offering). In conjunction with the Graduate School, the School of Communications offers an accredited M.S. degree in communication disorders and speech language pathology and Ph.D. degree concentrations in speech language pathology, mass communications and media studies. Fifty-five full-time faculty members are distributed among these programs, and another thirty-four part-time faculty members teach specialized courses. The School also sponsors an endowed undergraduate honors program and a center for excellence in advertising. Its current student body consists of 1,200 undergraduate students and 160 graduate students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Alternatively, candidates may possess a master’s degree in communications or a related discipline and a record of high achievement as a professional in communications, preferably at the executive level, with significant experience leading complex organizations; managing creative, innovative people; and managing operational and capital budgets. The successful candidate has a record that merits the rank of professor at a research university.
Salary and Benefits:
Review of Applications and Nominations:
Equal Employment Opportunity: