From: Sheri Wills (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 21 2010 - 11:41:11 PST
For the right person, this will be an exciting position – and lovely
to see someone with experimental leanings in it.
Feel free to distribute, far and wide, to anyone who may be interested.
Professor and Director of the
Harrington School of Communication and Media
The University of Rhode Island (www.uri.edu) is the state’s largest
university, with an enrollment of about 13,000 undergraduates and
3,000 graduate students on four campuses. With nationally and
internationally renowned faculty engaged in a broad range of
research, teaching and outreach activities, URI is a land grant, sea
grant and urban grant institution. The University’s 1,200 acre main
campus is located in Kingston, about 30 miles south of Providence and
six miles from the coast. Other campuses are the 165 acre
Narragansett Bay Campus, the Feinstein Providence Campus in the city
of Providence, and the 2,300 acre W. Alton Jones Campus in West
The University seeks an innovative leader with the rank of Professor
(or Associate Professor) to serve as the founding Director of the
Harrington School of Communication and Media. Continuing to build on
URI’s strong record of teaching, research, and outreach, the
successful candidate will lead the development of Harrington School
of Communication and Media, established thanks to a $5M gift by
Richard and Jean Harrington. Reporting directly to the Dean of Arts
and Sciences, the Director will work with faculty to create the
vision and mission for the School; bring together the programs in
Communication Studies, Film Media, Journalism, Library and
Information Studies, Public Relations and Writing and Rhetoric; and
establish and launch innovative interdisciplinary programs of
teaching and research to build a School of national distinction. The
Harrington School includes over 30 tenure track faculty members,
other instructional personnel, over 1,200 undergraduate majors, and
274 full and part-time graduate students.
Qualifications for the position include: An earned doctorate and/or
terminal degree with a demonstrated strong record of scholarship,
teaching, service and/or administration appropriate for appointment
as a tenured full or associate professor in an academic program in
the Harrington School; demonstrated ability to work well with a
diverse community of students and faculty; demonstrated appreciation
and understanding of communication and media technology and the
global marketplace; evidence of dynamic leadership; administrative,
management or supervisory experience; experience in program building
and/or global initiatives; skills in support of grant writing and
fundraising; demonstrated ability to manage corporate and community
outreach; and excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Visit our website at https://jobs.uri.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/
position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=139424 for a complete job
description and application procedures. Procedures require a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for
five references. Review of candidates will begin February 16, 2011
and continue until the position is filled.
Nominations and questions should be directed to: Dr. Winifred
Brownell, Dean of Arts and Sciences (Phone: 401-874-4101; Fax:
401-874-2892; Email: email suppressed).
URI is an AA/EEO employer and values diversity.
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