Department Chairperson, Communication

Location: Klaipeda, LT, Lithuania
Date Posted: 06-11-2017
LCC International University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication, to begin Fall 2018. The position involves chair's duties, teaching courses in the department, advising, and participating in the active intellectual life of the campus. The position offers unique opportunities such as travel and teaching/research in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Western and Eastern Europe.

The Department: The Communication Department offers a BA degree in Communication. In the three years since its inception, the Communication major has become the second largest undergraduate major at LCC, with an increasing popularity among prospective students, and over 90 current students. Current faculty areas of specialization include: Rhetoric, Political Communication, Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Communication Ethics, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations. The new Chair may reinforce or expand these areas of department identity and expertise.
 
Responsibilities
   providing leadership and administration of the undergraduate program
   developing course assignments and teaching loads for the communication faculty
   participating in the development and assessment of faculty, particularly new faculty
   recruiting faculty for the department in cooperation with the Academic Vice President and Human Resources Vice President
   ongoing program curriculum assessment and quality assurance
   managing the discretionary budget for the department
   teaching and scholarly research in area of expertise
   ensuring adequate student advising for all majors within the department
   overseeing the senior thesis process
   assisting in student recruitment and promotion of the communication major
 
Qualifications
   firm commitment to supporting LCC's mission of providing Christian liberal arts education
   Ph.D. in Communication or Communication-related discipline
   demonstrated leadership and management skills
   demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
   demonstrated record of scholarship strongly preferred

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with a preferred start date of August 2018.
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