Assistant Professor - Communication #001291

Location
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Posted
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information:

The Department of Communication at Western Carolina University invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of communication and
television broadcasting for fall 2017. Western Carolina University is part of the
University of North Carolina system. Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is
situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles
west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From
its 600-acre main campus, through programs in Asheville, at various
community colleges and online, WCU serves approximately 10,000 students.
Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in television broadcasting and
communication. The university television studio was designed, built, and is maintained by Sony. The studio is presently undergoing an over one million dollar HD upgrade. Additional duties include advising broadcasting students,
engaging in scholarship, and departmental, institutional, and regional 
service. All faculty members participate in regional engagement and
support the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The Department
of Communication is known for its engaged teaching and learning. 
Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website (www.wcu.edu) and
read the university’s vision and details about the QEP. WCU is committed
to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated
learning, and engagement.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements:

Expertise in television production, Internet distribution, social media, and new technology are
highly desirable. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in
television broadcasting and communication. Additional duties include advising
broadcasting students, engaging in scholarship, and departmental,
institutional, and regional service. All faculty members participate in
regional engagement and support the University’s Quality Enhancement
Plan (QEP). The Department of Communication is known for its engaged
teaching and learning. Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU
website (www.wcu.edu) and read the university’s vision and details about
the QEP. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship
of place, integrated learning, and engagement.

Applicants with a terminal degree in Communication, or closely related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

A terminal degree (PhD, ABD also considered or MFA) in Communication, or
closely related field, and professional television broadcast production
and content creation experience Expertise in Internet distribution,
social media, and new technology are highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.wcu.edu
Attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references. Include names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers. As a part of the
cover letter include a link to download or playback your demo reel. Demo reels should not exceed 30 minutes. Alternately, the demo reel may be mailed on a on-returnable DVD to Don Connelly, Committee Chair,
Department of Communication, 233 Stillwell Building, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information: Don Connelly, search chair 233 Stillwell Building Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 28723
dconnelly@wcu.edu Please, NO phone calls.