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About the College of Communication and Information

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.
 


About UK

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

UK was recently ranked ranked one of America's Best Large Employers (#6) and ranked second nationally in the education category by Forbes Magazine.
 


About Lexington

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events and a thriving dining scene.
 


Open Positions

Department of Integrated Strategic Communication
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication. This is a full-time, 9-month faculty reporting directly to the dean of the college with appointment expected at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (preferred) with tenure. This position is open to both regular and special title series (for additional information on title series at UK visit https://ofa.uky.edu/policies-procedures/policies-title-series). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. 
 
Qualification and Responsibilities: The new Chair of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) will continue to grow, support, and nurture the collegial culture of the department while working collaboratively across programs and units in the college. This person will be a visionary who will lead with transparency and integrity, with a commitment to engaging with, and strengthening, college- and university-wide initiatives. Administrative experience and understanding of the accreditation process are advantageous. A track record of national and/or international prominence as an ISC scholar (or related field) and experience working in a cross-disciplinary environment are expected.
The successful candidate must hold an advanced degree in a related discipline (earned doctorate preferred) and be eligible to qualify for tenure at the university. The successful candidate must also be a leader with demonstrated excellence in university teaching and scholarship/creative activity and exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills. 
Members of under-represented groups are highly welcome and encouraged to apply, as are those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion to the teaching, service and research missions of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, the College of Communication and Information and the University of Kentucky. 

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