Director of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology



Classification Title:

DIR, Administrative Services

Job Description:

Director of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, one of the premier communication programs in the country, is seeking an innovative and transformational leader for the Director of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT), a multidisciplinary initiative launched to understand the dynamics that have undermined the trustworthiness of content and information disseminated via technology. The Consortium is one of eight “moonshot” projects launched by the University of Florida aimed at solving some of society’s most urgent problems.

For more information on the Consortium, visit: https://trust.jou.ufl.edu/ .

The College of Journalism and Communications embraces diversity as a shared responsibility among faculty, staff and students and strives for tangible expressions of this responsibility. We are committed to fostering a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of all races, genders, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, identities and abilities to express their culture and perspectives through the art and science of journalism and communication.

The Director will be responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of CTMT, including facilitating research and operational collaborations, both on and off campus; building capacity and sustainability through fund-raising in both the private and governmental sectors; developing grants and fellowship programs and recruiting participants; and developing an infrastructure to support Consortium scholars. The Director will also work with UF faculty to connect the work of CTMT with curriculum and recruit graduate and undergraduate student involvement in the Consortium. This position reports to the Dean and will supervise administrative and student support.

The Director will establish a Board of Consultants comprised of academics and professionals to advise CTMT on research opportunities, act as ambassadors for the Consortium, and serve as a sounding board on strategic direction and focus. The Director also will work with the Center for Public Interest Communications to devise the most effective, public-facing communications strategy.

The College of Journalism and Communications is one of the premier programs in the country, with 74 full-time faculty members teaching in four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication. The program is known for our world-class immersion venues, which pair students with professionals to gain real-world experience. A recognized national leader in the field, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). To learn more: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/this-is-cjc/

The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is categorized in the Carnegie Commission's top tier of research universities, and is ranked #6 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. UF’s more than 55,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Gainesville, Florida has been described as one of America’s best college towns and a hotspot for talented workers. Money magazine, Frommer’s and Forbes are just a few of the magazines that have named Gainesville the top city in the nation for livability. The city boasts a revitalized downtown whose culturally enriched environment rivals those found in much larger cities.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Leadership experience in building collaborative teams and partnerships in an academic or non-profit environment is a must.
  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline or 15 years of industry experience.
  • Experience in areas related to trust, media or technology.
  • Experience in fundraising from both public and private funders.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest outlining a description of his/her/their relevant work experience and examples of appropriate work. Please list email addresses and phone numbers for at least three professional references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No