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Assistant Professor in Broadcast Communication

Employer
Western Kentucky University
Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,567 students (29% first generation, 17% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,600 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. Our population is ethnically diverse, with more than 85 languages spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.

 


Job Description:

The nationally recognized School of Media at Western Kentucky University is seeking a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor with a terminal or master's degree and experience in television and/or radio reporting, content production, and multiplatform news-style writing. The ideal candidate will have experience in television and/or radio broadcast production and digital projects including the conceptualization and visualization of data within those projects.

Broadcasting is a diverse degree with video and audio production and performance as its cornerstones. It develops students well-versed in the technical, editorial and professional functions of traditional broadcasting as well as its modern successors, including podcasting and web-streaming. The major produces two weekly television broadcasts, News Channel 12 and The Extra Point, as well as consistent radio programming on WWHR/Revolution 91.7.

The School's reputation for excellence and tradition of success continues to attract outstanding faculty and top students from across the nation. We seek a radio and multiplatform storyteller who is excited to work with our faculty, students and staff to fulfill the School of Media's mission of preparing students for careers in a changing media environment. Employment begins July 1, 2022.

Responsibilities: In addition to teaching basic broadcast news writing, multiplatform news writing, and reporting/producing, the successful candidate will also teach media law and ethics.  The successful candidate will be required to produce consistent research/creative work necessary to achieve tenure. Other responsibilities include student advising and service to the School and University.

 


Requirements:

A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of two years of professional experience or a master's degree and a minimum of four years of professional experience. Candidates should have some teaching experience in a university or professional setting.

 


Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Andrea Anderson, who can be contacted via email at andrea.anderson@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5398. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.

Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php

 


Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by March 25, 2022, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Examples of Scholarly and/or Creative Work
  • A Statement on how your teaching, scholarship and creative work align with the commitment of the School of Media to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

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