Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor, Journalism and Public RelationsClassification Title:
9-Mo Non-Tenure Track FacultyCollege:
Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Department:
Communication StudiesPosition Designation:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary Purpose of Department:
TheDepartment of Communication Studies has 27 full-time faculty with areas of emphasis in health communication; organizational communication; public relations; media and technology studies; and rhetoric, culture, and social change. The department serves approximately 870 majors and minors and 25 master’s students. The department’s primary mission is to provide high-quality instruction to its undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute significantly to the understanding of communication issues as they affect people’s lives, especially in the Charlotte metropolitan region. Through teaching, scholarship and service the department is committed to serving diverse populations.Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.
Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in journalism and public relations beginning August 15, 2024. Required qualifications include a master’s degree (for Lecturer rank) or terminal degree (for Assistant Teaching Professor rank) in journalism, public relations, or a related area of communication. Preferred criteria include education and/or work experience in journalism and public relations. This may include: industry experience in journalism and/or public relations; evidence of successful teaching in journalism and/or public relations; involvement or leadership in one or more relevant professional associations; knowledge and ability to teach media production in a variety of forms (e.g. graphic design, digital media, social media, video production); strong writing and editing skills; and a demonstrated desire to remain current with developments in the digital media ecosystem.Minimum Experience/Education:
The department seeks a committed teacher who can situate themselves within the university’s Strategic Plan, which has a particular focus on engaging a diverse student body that includes many first generation, transfer, military, veteran, working, and non-traditional students. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers in order to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.
Successful candidates will teach predominantly in-person undergraduate courses in journalism and public relations and may teach online courses as needed by the department. Journalism courses may include News Writing, Feature Writing, Editing, Visual Design, Digital Media, and topics courses in journalism. Public relations courses may include Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Ethics, Communication Campaigns, and topics courses in public relations. Successful candidates will teach four classes in the fall semester and four classes in the spring semester and will advise around 20 undergraduate students per year. The successful candidate will also serve on a small number of faculty committees and may be asked to advise a student pre-professional association.
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Required qualifications include a master’s degree (for Lecturer rank) or terminal degree (for Assistant Teaching Professor rank) in journalism, public relations, or a related area of communication. Preferred criteria include education and/or work experience in journalism and public relations. This may include: industry experience in journalism and/or public relations; evidence of successful teaching in journalism and/or public relations; involvement or leadership in one or more relevant professional associations; knowledge and ability to teach media production in a variety of forms (e.g. graphic design, digital media, social media, video production); strong writing and editing skills; and a demonstrated desire to remain current with developments in the digital media ecosystem.Special Notes to Applicants:
The review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply electronically athttps://jobs.charlotte.edu/, position 5330. Please upload a cover letter responding to the qualifications listed above, a current CV, a teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Contact Craig Paddock (firstname.lastname@example.org, search committee chair), or Dr. Dan Grano (email@example.com, chair of the Department of Communication Studies) with questions.Job Open Date:
As an affirmative action, equal opportunity and an ADVANCE Institution, UNC Charlotte is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.
10/06/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
11/15/2023Proposed Hire Date: