The Department of Communication at Western Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of communication and 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 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. Applicants must have college teaching experience.
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 non-returnable DVD to Don Connelly, Committee Chair, Department of Communication, 109 Old Student Union, 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 109 Old Student Union 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