The Communication and Design Program, School of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Habib University invites applications from qualified candidates for Program Director in the interdisciplinary area of Communication and Design. The position will be based in Karachi, Pakistan. The appointee will assume a combination of administrative, teaching, service and research responsibilities with an annual course load of four.
The candidates should locate their expertise broadly within communication studies, media, design, or the moving image and embody creative scholarship, dedication to pedagogy, and strong and collaborative administrative experience committed to interdisciplinary work within a liberal arts environment. The appointment requires a Ph.D. with relevant academic experience in the aforementioned disciplines or a cognate program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students. The candidate must have experience of designing and teaching undergraduate courses. The experience of being in an undergraduate liberal arts college is a plus. The successful candidate will have a vibrant vision for the program and be able to contribute to the program’s multiple areas of strength in technical and creative production, aesthetics, criticism, history, and theory.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research, publications, and service at various levels. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the development, review and delivery of the program.
Ability to teach in multiple areas of communication and design would be deemed an added strength. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as critical thinking and experiential education and technology enhanced learning would be an advantage.
Applicants should submit a letter of application outlining relevant experience, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of writing, examples of published research and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching (including student teaching evaluations and a teaching statement) through our online faculty application form. Please ensure your application package is complete at the time of submission.
The deadline for applications is October 22nd, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About the Program:
The Communication and Design program offers a BA (Hons). in Communication & Design, a four year undergraduate degree that provides students with a rhetoric focused understanding of Communication, coupled with design knowledge that can spread from communication design, to moving image media. It ties in with the overall vision of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Habib University – to set a new international standard for interdisciplinary liberal arts education.
About the University:
Habib University is an institution of higher education located in Karachi, Pakistan. It is an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution that welcomed its first class of students in Fall 2014. Its liberal arts and sciences framework offers its students the breadth and depth of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences through a rigorous Core Curriculum, coupled with intensive knowledge in the disciplines, a host of technical skills and vital soft skills; qualities that are highly expected of graduates trained for the global workplace.
Program-related queries can be directed to the Interim Program Director, Dr Aaron Mulvany, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org and application related queries can be directed to email@example.com.