Assistant Professor Communication and Television Broadcasting Pos#001237

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Posting Number FAC284P Quick Link for Internal Postings Classification Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor Communication and Television Broadcasting Pos#001237 Department Communication Position Summary

The Department of Communication at Western Carolina University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of communication and television broadcasting beginning in fall 2019.

The Assistant Professor of Communication – Television broadcasting will teach undergraduate courses in television production and related communication courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. Alongside concentrations in journalism, public relations, and health communication, this position supports the broadcast concentration, which includes digital media and design, single-camera production and post-production, and multicamera studio and remote production. The Department enrolls nearly 200 majors who are recognized for their active engagement in campus culture and contribution to the community through media production. In our project-based curriculum, students are encouraged to produce content for publication and submission to competitions, and each student completes a professional portfolio and capstone internship.

Responsibilities include teaching a 3/3 course load of media production courses to communication majors. Proficiency in digital cinematography, post-production and producing/directing single-camera production, and ability to teach editing in Premiere Pro are required. Ability to teach advanced courses in any of the following is desirable: video editing, digital design, audio production, or broadcast journalism. Expectations include developing and sustaining a scholarly agenda of creative and traditional scholarship and contributing to university, college, and departmental service.

Additional duties involve supporting equipment and studio operations, maintaining regular office hours, and advising students. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching and engage in student-centered learning.

Our facilities include a state-of-the-art television studio designed, built, and under a service contract from Sony, which recently received an extensive one million-dollar upgrade. The Department of Communication is known for its engaged teaching and learning, and its faculty recognized for interdisciplinary collaboration. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement.

Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a short drive 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 11,000 students.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with 3-5 years full-time professional experience and some teaching experience. Proficiency with digital cinema cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD or MFA (ABD considered). 3-5 years professional experience, university-level teaching experience, and expertise in camera use and Adobe Creative Suite products.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week Number of Months Per Year 9 Posting Text

Open Date 12/04/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, applicants must apply online. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references. Include names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Also required is an Internet link web link to program production examples. Any hard copy program materials supplied/submitted as a part of the application process will not be returned. For information contact search chair Dr. Katerina Spasovska at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
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    Posted: 2/14/2019
    Application Due: 5/21/2019
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