Chair of the Department of Humanities and Communication

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites applications for an exceptional academic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Humanities and Communication, beginning fall, 2022. The chair will provide strategic leadership to a multidisciplinary department and will work with faculty, administration, and students to build upon the department's strengths in teaching, research, and service. 

Applicants must have academic credentials commensurate with appointment to the rank of associate or professor with tenure. Applicants also should have a proven record of administrative experience that prepares them to perform the management of budgets, promote the professional development of faculty, establish interdisciplinary collaborations at a STEM-focused university, and advance the department's contributions that support the university's strategic goals.

The department seeks an accomplished, creative leader and a highly effective communicator. The candidate should have an active research agenda, a strong record of teaching effectiveness, and be a persuasive advocate for the role general education and strategic languages play in preparing students to thrive in STEM-oriented industries served by the university. Those with background in Writing in the Disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. 

The department encompasses academic programs in Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies, with minors in Humanities, Latin American Studies, Arabic Studies, Russian Studies, and Communication & Broadcast Media.  The department has 34 full-time faculty members. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, teaches one class a semester, and serves on a 12-month appointment.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to being a global leader in diversity and inclusion in higher education. We continually strive to recognize and respect cultural identities among individuals as we recruit. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome. We strive to create a campus climate so that networks, partnerships and cultural competency continue to be fostered through leadership, integrity, care and respect.

Our future colleagues will share our university’s and department’s commitments to an inclusive, inviting, and collaborative community practicing excellence in both research and instruction. We strongly encourage individuals from populations traditionally underrepresented and underserved to apply.

For full consideration, please apply online at, by uploading 1) a letter of application, 2) a CV, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) names and contact information for three professional references. Position will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately and until the position is filled. The anticipated hire date is August 10, 2022.

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