School of Journalism and Mass Communication Seeks Director

Kent State University College of Communication and Information Seeks Applicants for Position

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to start July 2012.

The Qualifications: Candidates should be senior scholars or professionals working in journalism, advertising, public relations and/or electronic media with a distinguished record of leadership and achievement.  They should possess:

  • The vision to recognize and address the challenges and opportunities emerging in a rapidly changing media landscape.
  • A desire to engage faculty, staff, students and colleagues from other disciplines as part of a team.
  • A dedication to diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven experience in fiscal management.
  • An ability to work with professional and academic constituencies.
  • A commitment to leading an academic unit dedicated to both scholarly and professional missions.
  • The capacity to contribute to a creative, educational and innovative environment that fosters quality teaching, research and professional practice.
  • An ability to create and nurture strategic interdisciplinary research, curricular and extramural funding partnerships and fund-raising opportunities.

A Ph.D. with strong professional experience is preferred, but truly exceptional professional experience will be considered in lieu of the Ph.D.

The Opportunity: Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers an opportunity to engage with a strong and forward-thinking School, strategically positioned within an innovative College and a dynamic University. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication provides undergraduate and master's programs that teach students to become critical thinkers and professional communicators. The School offers specialties in journalism, visual journalism, advertising, public relations and electronic media. Graduate degrees are offered in reporting and editing, media management and public relations.

The College of Communication and Information is an innovative collaboration of four schools with common interests, goals and objectives seeking to build the body of knowledge and to position graduates to succeed in communication-related professions.  It offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

Kent State University's eight-campus system is among the largest regional systems in the country with over 42,000 students. Times Higher Education, a London-based publication, has ranked Kent State as one of the top 200 universities in the world.

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply for this position, visit our website at

For more information on the School, visit


Contact Information

For additional information, questions or nominations, contact:
AnnMarie LeBlanc, Chair JMC Director Search Committee

POSTED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 03:33 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
Center for Scholastic Journalism