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.
Applicants with a terminal degree in Communication, or closely related field is required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Please, NO phone calls.
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
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.