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The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of School Chair. This appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor, with a compensation package commensurate with a School Chair’s administrative responsibilities. The School is strongly committed to advancing its research and academic programs and is interested in recruiting an individual with an established record of scholarly research, administrative experience, and academic leadership.

The School is an internationally recognized home for humanities-centered design and discourse in media, technology, and culture, including leading-edge research in digital media, cinema, literature and the cultural history of science and technology, rhetoric, technical communication, and multimodal communication. LCC faculty members also contribute to scholarship and campus initiatives in drama, graphics and visualization, human-computer interaction, performance studies, poetry, science fiction, and the study of women, science, and technology. The School currently includes 33 tenure-track faculty members and 36 postdoctoral fellows, and it offers degree programs at all levels (Undergraduate, Master's, and Doctoral).

The ideal candidate for Chair will work with LCC colleagues to develop and implement a new interdisciplinary model of humanistic inquiry that brings diverse scholarly perspectives to bear on technological invention and innovation. This candidate will facilitate communication with colleagues in the wide range of disciplines represented in LCC, the Ivan Allen College, and the greater Georgia Tech community.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, along with a statement of administrative philosophy (which should address the roles of teaching and research in faculty development), a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email all materials, labeled “LCC Chair position,” to hiring@lcc.gatech.edu. If necessary, mailed applications should be sent to Kenya Devalia, Administrative Manager, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0165. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and will continue until an appropriate candidate has been identified.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked research university that provides significant opportunities for collaborative research and teaching across complementary disciplines. It is also an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes candidates from underrepresented groups.

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