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Chair/Professor, Department of Communication Studies

University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Communication Studies

Job Title: Chair/Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Job Location: Reno , NV
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-08-24
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Chair/Professor, Communication Studies
University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication Studies.

The department seeks candidates at the full professor level whose research and teaching complements our undergraduate curriculum focused on two tracks: 1) Relational Dynamics and 2) Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement.

Successful candidates will also help develop and enhance the recently reactivated MA program focused on Conflict Management and Social Action.

A successful candidate will be expected to enhance the academic programs, mentor and support faculty research programs, work collaboratively with current faculty, and serve as a strong advocate for the department to internal and external stakeholders.

The department currently has 6 full time faculty members, over 200 undergraduate majors, and over 100 minors. The department is excited to welcome 8 incoming MA students for our newly reactivated program specializing in Conflict Management and Social Action. The department also houses our top-ranked and award-winning National Parliamentary Debate Association team. The department also has an active Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, and collaborates with community mediation and facilitation initiatives.

Communication Studies at UNR is a member of The School of Social Research and Justice Studies (SSRJS) within the College of Liberal Arts. A successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other departments in SSRJS and support the SSRJS mission. Other units in the School include the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Criminal Justice (

Faculty in Communication Studies have developed interdisciplinary research and teaching partnerships with the SSRJS departments, with the Social Psychology PhD program (, and with the Gender, Race, and Identity Program (

The Department is also active in the Composition and Communication in the Disciplines initiative, which seeks to provide students with intensive communication and writing experience in their discipline of study.

Diversity is also central to the mission of Communication Studies. Our faculty, staff, and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging, and expressing diverse perspectives and is respectful of diverse identities.


Job Requirements

Preferred and Required Qualifications as included above.

Information and Application Process Instructions


To apply for the position, applicants must submit a letter of application which includes a diversity statement, CV, and contact information for 3 references electronically to

The University of Nevada, Reno is the historic land-grant campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000.

UNR is an equal opportunity employer which also offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners and spouses.

The university offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World” is a vibrant, growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco.

Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit and

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Nevada, Reno and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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