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A.Q. Miller School Recruiting New Director

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University is searching for a new director. The current interim director will not be a candidate for the permanent position. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2017.

The interim director, Jean Folkerts, says “I believe this administrative position is an exciting possibility for someone interested in building on a well-established program.”

K-State’s program is one of the oldest accredited programs in the nation and one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. The School adopted a new curriculum this year that will go into effect in Fall 2018. It combines public relations and advertising into a strategic communications focus and it emphasizes cross-platform journalism. This progressive curriculum is designed to have great results both in recruiting students and in placing students in jobs. The School also is instituting a new Honors Program and has successfully raised funding for the program.  This fall the School is revamping the master’s degree curriculum.

This position will provide a great opportunity for someone who wants to build a record of accomplishment at Kansas State University over the next few years. The School has more than 400 majors and 25 faculty. It also serves about 50 agricultural communications majors and 50 minors. This is a program that has undergone a major shift, with several faculty leaving or retiring. The School welcomed four new faculty this year, including a new director for the Journalism Education Association, a national organization of high school journalists and teachers housed at K-State. The new director of the School will have an opportunity to hire more new faculty.

The link to the full advertisement and application materials:  http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501565/assoc-profprofdirector