Dean Of The School Of JournalismThe University of Montana invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Journalism. The School seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced journalist/administrator who will enhance and further its reputation as a national leader in education, scholarship, and outreach.
The Dean of the School of Journalism serves as the chief academic and administrative leader for the School and reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean serves as an Academic Officer of the University. The Dean’s primary roles are to provide vision and leadership in the School of Journalism and University and to foster a culture supportive of the School of Journalism’s core educational and scholarship missions, both internally and externally to the broader academic and professional communities, promoting excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement.
Candidates should be creative and innovative leaders, with solid journalistic interests and credentials, and with administrative and leadership experience who understand local, national, and international issues facing journalism in the broadest sense. In addition, the Dean must be able to work closely with others, build consensus, and motivate the faculty, staff, and students to advance the School of Journalism and the University.
QualificationsCandidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to student achievement and faculty scholarship, have effective interpersonal skills, and possess the drive to move the School of Journalism forward nationally through excellence in the academic, outreach, and creative scholarship missions of the School and University. In addition, the successful candidate must be an excellent administrator with a proven record of vision resulting in the ability to achieve specific goals, set priorities, and allocate resources. Specific qualifications include:
An earned graduate degree in journalism, communications, or a related field with a record of teaching and scholarship meriting tenure as a full professor in the School;
Demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring, and/or promoting journalism education;
Substantive experience in journalism, communications or related practice;
Evidence of professional and/or scholarly distinction and national/international recognition in the candidate’s field;
Evidence of effective administration of programs;
Demonstrated commitment to fundraising and building School resources;
Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization with skill and candor;
A record of effective leadership and management, with a commitment to ethics, openness, and diversity;
Effective communication skills and commitment to transparent budgeting and decision making;
Demonstrated ability to foster cooperation and consensus building;
An understanding of the current trends and issues in journalism.
Apply for this Position
Review of applications begins on October 30, 2013; applications received by that date will be given preference.
Applicants are required to submit all application materials online via the 'New Resume/CV' button below. Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments, under 10MB each, are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
Letter of application
Names and contact information for four (4) professional references