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Assistant or Associate Dean, School of Communication

The Point Park University School of Communication provides nearly 600 students with a versatile, sustainable, professional communication education through sound academic coursework and significant experiential learning opportunities. There are three broad sequences in the School: Journalism, P.R. & Advertising, and Media Production.

The Position:
The successful candidate will facilitate School efforts in service to and instruction of all undergraduate students. These support responsibilities include: Recruiting, Admissions, Retention, Curriculum Design, Advising, Course Scheduling, Internships, Assessment, Strategic Planning, Facilities, Events, Career Transition, Student Conduct, Academic Success, Program Guides and Catalog Information. 

Requirements: An earned terminal degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Advertising, P.R., or Media Production is required.

Other qualifications:

  • Significant professional media experience.
  • Excellent postsecondary teaching experience.
  • Experience in academic administration is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to handle faculty and student issues with diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Analytical skills with experience in retrieving and analyzing data and drafting reports.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated success in project management.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities with commitment to both individual and team success.

Application Procedure: Applicants are requested to submit a resume, transcripts of all university work, and a letter of application that includes qualifications, previous professional responsibilities and achievements, administrative philosophy, and how these relate to the Assistant Dean position. Applicants should also submit the names, addresses, electronic mail addresses, and phone numbers of four references to Tim Hudson, Dean of the School of Communication, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Electronic submission of materials is preferred and should be sent to communication@pointpark.edu. Position is subject to approval of funding. Applications will be accepted until 12/31/2009.