Dean of the College of Communication

DePaul University in Illinois

Deadline March 10, 2014
Date Posted December 3, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

DePaul University in Chicago, one of North America's most vibrant urban media centers, announces the search for Dean of the College of Communication. The successful candidate will lead a highly regarded pacesetter institution with unique capabilities in research and professional programs.


Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of communication, the College educates critical thinkers known for independence, objectivity, discernment, and good judgment. Students acquire competitive skills for careers in high-demand fields ranging from diversity training, healthcare and human relations to non-profit community organizing, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising and many others.


Among the nation's 10 largest private universities and America's largest Catholic university, DePaul ( consistently achieves top-tier ranking from U.S. News & World Report. With enrollment approaching 25,000, the university offers more than 275 graduate and undergraduate programs and awards nearly 7,000 degrees annually. More than 88 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees.


In addition to the iconic 40-acre main campus in the heart of Lincoln Park and the Loop campus downtown, DePaul has three suburban campuses and multiple international locations. Its fiscal health and physical plant are robust.


DePaul is deeply involved in the life of Chicago, one of the world's most beautiful and welcoming cities and an incubator for new media (, As the only university anchored in the Loop, DePaul's students are in the heart of the action.


The College ( occupies three floors of the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building on the Loop campus, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. There are 54 full-time professors and numerous adjuncts and visiting professors from the industry, whose experience complements faculty specializing in research and theory.


Undergraduate programs include: Communication and Media; Communication Studies; Intercultural Communication; Journalism; Media and Cinema Studies; Organizational Communication; Public Relations and Advertising; and Relational Communication.


Graduate degree programs are: Health Communication; Journalism; Media and Cinema Studies; Organizational and Multicultural Communication; Public Relations and Advertising; Relational Communication; and Digital Communication and Media Arts.


High-demand B.A./M.A. combined degree programs are offered in: Health Communication; Journalism; Media and Cinema Studies; Organizational and Multicultural Communication; and Relational Communication.


The Search Advisory Committee seeks a change agent who will work with faculty to stimulate an environment where new ideas flourish and programs are continuously gauged to meet ever-evolving market demands. For description of attributes, opportunities and challenges:


For best consideration, applications and nominations should be received by March 10, 2014. Applications should include detailed letter of interest; CV; complete information for five references. Nominations should include letter of support and contact information for the nominee.


Submit materials electronically to: The search is assisted by John B. Hicks, Senior Consultant Academic Search, Inc. 205-345-7221.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. 

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