Job Opening: Chairperson, Department of Communication at LCC International University

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Position Title: Chairperson, Department of Communication at LCC International University
Name of Institution: LCC International University
Position Announcement: LCC International University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication, to begin Fall 2018. The position involves chair’s duties, teaching courses in the department, advising, and participating in the active intellectual life of the campus. The position offers unique opportunities such as travel and teaching/research in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Western and Eastern Europe.

The University: LCC International University is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts university located in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. All instruction is in English and our 550 students come from 30+ countries.

The Department: The Communication Department offers a BA degree in Communication. In the three years since its inception, the Communication major has become the second largest undergraduate major at LCC, with an increasing popularity among prospective students, and over 90 current students. Current faculty areas of specialization include: Rhetoric, Political Communication, Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Communication Ethics, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations. The new Chair may reinforce or expand these areas of department identity and expertise.

– providing leadership and administration of the undergraduate program
– developing course assignments and teaching loads for the communication faculty
– participating in the development and assessment of faculty, particularly new faculty
– recruiting faculty for the department in cooperation with the Academic VP and Human Resources VP

– ongoing program curriculum assessment and quality assurance
– managing the discretionary budget for the department
– teaching and scholarly research in area of expertise
– ensuring adequate student advising for all majors within the department
– overseeing the senior thesis process
– assisting in student recruitment and promotion of the communication major

– firm commitment to supporting LCC’s mission of providing Christian liberal arts education
– Ph.D. in Communication or Communication-related discipline
– demonstrated leadership and management skills
– demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
– demonstrated record of scholarship strongly preferred

Salary: This position offers a salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications).

To apply: Please submit the application online to

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with a preferred start date of August 2018.

Whether shorter or longer term, LCC has opportunities for all career stages:

Early career: Recent PhDs have the opportunity at LCC to launch a career of teaching and scholarship by gaining experience with diverse classroom environments teaching core courses and developing specialized elective courses, and eager researchers can build a scholarly portfolio that will launch them into advanced career paths–perhaps back at your own university–for which their LCC experience prepared them.

Mid-career (Sabbaticals and Research Awards, e.g. Fulbright): One excellent way to participate in and contribute to LCC’s mission is to dedicate a sabbatical leave (or even just part of it) to teaching and/or scholarly research activity at LCC. The extraordinarily diverse representation of national, cultural, and linguistic identities to be found in our classrooms and faculty offices is a delightful and stimulating encounter for those new to LCC’s unique environment, and an inspiration for so many who make return visits and consider long term commitments. LCC is also an outstanding destination for using a Fulbright (or similar) academic fellowship or award. In such circumstances we are committed to providing the schedule and resources that best serve the wishes and plans of the award recipient.

Late career: As seasoned professors near retirement age, joining the LCC faculty for a year (or several) provides an exciting cultural and educational experience, and can serve as a great segue from early or traditional retirement to further work, travel, and missional activities.

LCC representatives will be present at NCA conference in Dallas next week.

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