Asst/Assoc or Full Professor of Practice in Television and Digital Media - #001237

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Asst/Assoc or Full Professor of Practice in Television and Digital Media - #001237



Position Summary:

This is a 10-month fixed-term appointment. Rank will be established at point of hire. Expected begin date is August 2020.

Western Carolina University is seeking a qualified fixed-term non-tenure professor of practice to enhance its academic program in television and digital media. This position will oversee the technical operation of a high definition television studio designed and installed by Sony. Teach/co-teach a limited number of classes per year providing instruction in television and video technologies and content creation processes. The position will also be responsible for field equipment check out to students and faculty.

Position includes North Carolina state employee benefit package.

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:

Must be skilled in using high definition television and video production computer applications for content acquisition, routing, switching, storage, and editing.

The successful candidate must have experience with and demonstrate excellent working knowledge of studio and field HD cameras, large format HD video switchers and audio consoles, audio and video routers, fiber optic video transmission, digital storage, video editing, and studio IFB and intercom systems. Additionally, the individual should have experience with local networks for audio and video content transfer. Individual must have the necessary experience and technical expertise to work with equipment manufacturer’s technicians to diagnose equipment issues and to resolve such in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for teaching are B.S. or B.A. with documented national or international professional experience in video production or a master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (or a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).

Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD or MFA in the teaching discipline is preferred.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applicants must apply online. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references. Include names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers. The resume or vitae must include a detailed professional background and include any professional certifications or awards of national or international recognition the candidate may hold.

For information contact search chair Don Connelly 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; political affiliation; National Guard or 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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Posted: 9/26/2020
Application Due: 12/25/2020
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