The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at Lipscomb University is at a significant moment as it plans for and develops a School of Communication. The new school is envisioned as bringing together scholars, practitioners and teachers all committed to the transformational work of applying scholarship and teaching communication knowledge and practices to students in curricular and co-curricular undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
The CLAS seeks an innovative, visionary leader to serve as its founding Executive Director for the School of Communication. Reporting to the Dean of the CLAS, the Executive Director of the School of Communication will provide bold leadership, creative strategy, and inspiring energy to move the existing Department of Communication and Journalism to new levels of excellence and success in a changing higher education landscape.
These new levels include, but are not limited to, expanded opportunities in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programming; enhanced reputation, profile, and influence of communication and journalism at Lipscomb University both locally and nationally; recruitment and support of talented faculty and staff; engagement with and support for students; development of a strong alumni network; and participation in fundraising and advancement endeavors. In addition, the Executive Director will administer and manage academic operations in accordance with college and university policies, procedures and contractual agreements and in support of the overall vision and plan of the CLAS and of Lipscomb University.
The Executive Director is an individual with a proven record of leadership success who values the teacher-scholar-practitioner faculty model. The Executive Director will have experience in successful budget management and fiscal practices. Most importantly, the Executive Director must have an unwavering commitment to student learning and student success, and to the Christian mission of Lipscomb University.
Additional Comments & Information:
1. Earned doctorate in communication or a closely affiliated academic area from a regionally accredited institution. 2. Experience in higher education with demonstrated success in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and administrative work including budget management experience. 3. Experience with program review, new program development, implementation, and assessment. 4. Demonstrated experience in establishing and cultivating community relationships including relationships with alumni, potential donors, and corporate sponsors. 5. Professional experience in the public sector of communication is desired. 6. Active affiliation with a congregation of the Churches of Christ.
Lipscomb University is a liberal arts teaching and research institution committed to being intentionally, courageously and graciously Christian. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us.
With more than 4,600 students, Lipscomb University was recently named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest-growing private doctoral universities in the nation with a 10-year growth rate of 80.6 percent. Lipscomb is a dynamic university offering students a choice of more than 200 undergraduate programs of study, 24 master's degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. In addition to Lipscomb's residential campus in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, the university has locations in downtown Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, as well as a robust online program.
Today, Lipscomb is nationally ranked for its innovation, programs and service. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb University is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide.
At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 940 full-time faculty and staff who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.
Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.
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About Lipscomb University
Lipscomb University is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. With more than 4,600 students and a 10-year growth rate of 85 percent, Lipscomb is a dynamic university offering students a choice of eight bachelor’s degrees in 136 majors, 24 master’s degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. In addition to Lipscomb’s residential campus in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are five satellite locations and numerous online programs. U.S. News & World Report, which named Lipscomb University as an up-and-coming university and one of the most innovative universities in the South, ranked Lipscomb for the first time in school history as a national university in the annual “2017 America’s Guide to Colleges.” In 2016 the Carnegie Foundation classified Lipscomb as a doctoral university, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide. At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 940 full-time faculty and staff who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of hu...manity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.