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Professor & Director, School of Communication Studies

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Tennessee, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Communication Studies, in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is conducting a national search for the position of Director of the School. A Ph.D. is required for this 12-month position. The successful applicant will hold the rank of Full Professor or meet the University of Tennessee’s criteria for Full Professor upon hire and will be eligible for tenure upon hire. The salary is competitive and based on experience and academic credentials.

Candidates should have strong intellectual, organizational, diplomatic and leadership skills; a strong record of research, teaching and service; the ability to build strong, positive relationships with all members of the School, with other CCI and UTK schools/departments, and the administration of the College and University; the ability to effectively manage School resources and staff; the ability to effectively represent the program externally; and the ability to maintain scholarly activity and actively promote research and scholarship in the School. Applicants should have knowledge of and a strong commitment to cultivating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The School of Communication Studies includes 28 full-time faculty positions and several graduate teaching associate positions. The School includes approximately 425 undergraduate majors and actively participates in the College-wide M.S. and Ph.D. programs. For information about the School and the College, visit: and Visit to apply or for more information.



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