Associate/Full Professor and Chair for Dept. of Communication

Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 05, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The starting date is August 15, 2021. The Department is seeking a dynamic leader who will be responsible for the academic, personnel, financial, and administrative needs of the Department. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field and should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Specialization is open.  The successful candidate will have a strong research record, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated administrative experience. The Department Chair is a twelve-month position and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.


The University of South Alabama and the Department of Communication are recognized for having outstanding faculty and students. Indeed, the University has a diverse student body with many students of color and first-generation students. The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and highly encourages female, minority, and candidates from other historically underrepresented groups to apply.


The Department of Communication offers both a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts in Communication. The Bachelor's degree has four concentrations: Communication Studies, Digital Cinema and Television, Journalism, and Strategic Communication. More information about the department can be found here:


To apply, please send by email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement outlining strategic vision to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Philip Habel, at <>. Letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and further materials will be required at a subsequent date. For questions formal or informal, candidates may contact Dr. Habel at the email above or by phone at 251-460-7161. Candidates selected for a campus visit may be asked to participate first in a digital interview. For those with health concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus, additional accommodations can be made.


Candidates must arrange, upon request, to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Dr. Philip Habel at the following address:


HUMB 226

5991 USA Dr. N.

Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL 36688-0002


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.