Description: The School of Communication at Emerson College seeks an established and innovative, academically focused teacher, scholar, and administrator for the position of Chair of the Department of Marketing Communication. The appointment begins September 1, 2019.
Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversityin people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the colleges intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.
The Department of Marketing Communication, which offers a practical and theoretical approach to its diverse curriculum, houses two graduate programs (Strategic Communication for Marketing and Digital Marketing & Data Analytics), two undergraduate majors (Marketing Communication and the Business of Creative Enterprises), and three undergraduate minors (Marketing Communication, Entrepreneurial Studies, and Business Studies). Students in these programs are trained to design, implement, and evaluate marketing communication initiatives in diverse business environments. Focus areas within the curriculum include advertising, public relations, entrepreneurship, marketing in the creative industries, marketing analytics, and brand management.
This appointment is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, and tenure transfer to Emerson is possible for candidates who already hold tenure at a comparable educational institution. Applicants should hold a terminal degree in marketing, advertising, public relations, applied communication, or a related field. Successful candidates will also possess a record of academic scholarship commensurate with their rank, a deep knowledge of the marketing communication industry, and an understanding of the range of career options available to students of marketing communication. Additionally, the incoming chair should have well-developed professional and/or academic networks that can be leveraged and extended in this new role and be committed to advancing the diversification of the department curriculum while supporting faculty working to develop more inclusive practices in their teaching.
Past administrative experience and a collaborative management style are essential in this role. As chief administrator, the chair works with the faculty to set the direction for the department. The chair is responsible for ensuring the quality and currency of the curriculum, implementing faculty recruitment and development initiatives, supporting faculty scholarship and professional work, and maintaining departmental community-building initiatives. The chair also works with faculty to launch new programs as appropriate, and collaborates with admissions, enrollment and other internal departments at the College to ensure the future health of the program.
The Chair reports to the Dean of the School of Communication and is a member of a team of academic leaders convened by the provost, called Academic Cabinet. This position provides the opportunity to advance an academic administrative career in a collegial environment. Furthermore, the position affords the opportunity to work and live in Boston, an international hub of academic, professional, and cultural activity.Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter indicating your professional experience, administrative experience, teaching qualifications, and interest in the Marketing Communication Chair position. Please include a CV and contact information for three references (not to be contacted without applicants written approval).
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
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