Dean, School of Journalism & Graphic Communication
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is seeking an innovative, strategic, and dynamic leader to serve as dean for the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC). The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the SJGC and works closely with other campus deans and senior administrators. While reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, the dean participates in setting University goals and policies.
The chief purpose of this position will be to provide leadership and administration for the SJGC, and to ensure its continued development, operation, expansion, and enhancement. The successful candidate for the dean of SJGC position will possess:
Graduate degree required, terminal degree preferred in any discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in journalism, public relations, mass communication, or graphic communication;
Senior level professional experience with a regional, national, or international organization specializing in journalism, public relations, mass communication or graphic communication; and/or a minimum of five years of post-secondary teaching experience;
The successful candidate will have significant experience as it relates to the industry;
Minimum of three years of experience in senior-level administration;
Proven track record of fundraising and donor contributions, fiscal and administrative experience with strong management and organizational skills; and
Strong interpersonal skills and high social intelligence to expand SJGC research, service programs, facilities, and technology while encouraging and developing the faculty, staff, and students.
How to Apply: Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., is assisting FAMU in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Application materials should include a letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the position, a current résumé/curriculum vita, and the name and email address of five professional references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. This search is being conducted under Florida law, including the Sunshine law and public records law.
Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Marion Frenche, Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,
Search Manager and Senior Executive Search Consultant
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is an equal opportunity/equal access University. Successful candidate is subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks and verification of education. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (850) 599-3076.
Internal Number: 1024
About Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
FAMU’s academic achievements are what set it apart as a unique learning experience. In 2014, FAMU was recognized among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities.” The U.S. News & World Report lists FAMU as the top public historically black college or university in the nation for 2015. It is also listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges and is one of the top picks for providing a high quality education at an affordable price in Florida, according to The College Database (2013).
FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. The University enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including several African countries, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. The student body includes representatives from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.