Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU’s main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University is seeking a full-time, tenure-eligible assistant professor who is a content-driven reporter adept at storytelling with both traditional and cutting-edge technologies. The successful candidate will have experience in writing for print and digital platforms as well as skill in and appreciation of interacting through social media.

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 professional writer and reporter who understands the importance of cross-platform storytelling and who is excited to work with our faculty, students and staff to fulfill the School of Journalism & Broadcasting’s mission of preparing students for careers in a changing media environment. Employment begins in August 2017.

Responsibilities: In addition to teaching courses in news writing, intermediate and advanced reporting as well as multiplatform news, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach one or two School core courses per year. Other responsibilities include research/creative work, student advising and service to the School and University.

A Master’s degree appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of 5 years of professional media experience OR a terminal degree (MFA/Ph.D.) appropriate to the appointment plus 3 years of professional media experience. Candidates should have a record of exceptional teaching and service in a professional and/or university setting.

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices 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.

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 at (270) 745-5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

The following items must be submitted our electronic talent management system by March 6, 2017, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled. Use this link, http://www.wku.edu/employment/. Select Faculty and Select Assistant Professor, Journalism.

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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.

Western Kentucky University

Director, School of Journalism & Broadcasting

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU’s main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Housed in the Potter College of Arts & Letters, the School of Journalism & Broadcasting (SJ&B) supports nearly 600 students in four academic programs: Broadcasting, Film, Journalism, and Photojournalism.  The School was re-accredited in 2016 by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The SJ&B is one of only seven Programs of Distinction in Kentucky. This designation enhances the mission of the School and provides resources for the Center for 21st Century Media, which includes the Continuing Media Education Institute and the Kentucky High School Media Institute.

WKU consistently places at or near the top of the overall William Randolph Hearst Competition, and has finished first in photojournalism in almost every year of the competition. Twenty-four of the School’s alumni and faculty have been part of 16 Pulitzer prizes.

SJ&B features a student-run radio station and professional television and photography studios. Students are afforded extracurricular opportunities including our award-winning student newspaper, yearbook, newscast, and the Emmy Award-winning public television station and public radio network. The School is also home to a fast-growing Film program focused on narrative film-making with full production and post-production facilities.
The School is located in Mass Media and Technology Hall, an $18.4 million facility opened in 2003 – where students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including seven multimedia labs, a gallery, and a 275-seat auditorium.

Western Kentucky University’s nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting seeks applicants for the position of School Director.  The new Director will have a focus on local, national, and international journalism, will be able to engage an active alumni network, will work with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of disciplines, and will foster multi-disciplinary cooperation. Working with the School’s 40-plus faculty, instructors and staff, the Director will provide the visionary leadership to maintain excellence and meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolving media landscape.

All candidates must demonstrate a vision for the future informed by a belief in the fundamentals of the profession, an understanding of the importance of journalism in the 21st century, and a commitment to the power of storytelling across multiple platforms. The School also prefers someone with a record of success in development, strategic partnerships, and industry collaboration.

Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in one of the School’s disciplines.
  • Strong professional and higher education experience.
  • A record of scholarship and scholarly credentials appropriate for tenure and appointment at the rank of full professor.
  • Management experience, including working with large budgets.
  • A commitment to increasing diversity within the School and in the profession.
  • A clear vision for promoting the School on a national and international platform.
  • Prior teaching/instruction at the university level.
  • A commitment to developing a graduate program in the School.

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices 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.

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 at (270) 745 – 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

The following items must be submitted through our electronic talent management system by March 1, 2017, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled. Use this link, http://www.wku.edu/employment/. Select Administrative and Select Director, School of Journalism & Broadcasting.

– Letter of Application
– Curriculum Vita
– Unofficial Transcripts

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.

For inquiries contact the search chair, Dr. Andrew McMichael, Associate Dean, at andrew.mcmichael@wku.edu

University of Kentucky

Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions
Integrated Strategic Communication

The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications from qualified candidates for two tenure track assistant professor positions to teach introductory and advanced ISC courses. As part of regular duties, the new faculty members would serve as academic advisors to undergraduate ISC students and would participate in the department’s governance and service. ISC faculty are encouraged to propose and teach special-topics courses that take advantage of personal interests and experiences in the field.

Tenure Track Position in ISC Creative and Visual Communication, teaching track
The successful candidate would teach creative strategies/tactics and visual communication courses. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite programs is essential. The ability to teach subjects such as copywriting, design, digital storytelling, and branding would be especially valued. This position emphasizes superior classroom teaching and undergraduate curriculum development and typically carries a 3/3 teaching load. Research and creative activities tied to the ISC profession are also considered for promotion and tenure. Graduate teaching opportunities may also be available for qualified applicants. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field is preferred, but applicants with a master’s degree and significant professional experience related to ISC will be considered.

Tenure Track Position in ISC Management and Planning, research track
The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses such as advertising account planning/management, consumer insights and research methods. The ability to teach social/mobile/digital strategy and analytics would be especially valued. This position typically carries a 2/2 teaching load and emphasizes excellence in teaching, research, and publication credentials commensurate with departments at high research-intensive universities. A record of, or potential for, extramural funding is desirable. Participation in the graduate program through teaching, advising, and research is expected. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field is preferred, but an ABD will be considered.

Our growing ISC department, with 13 faculty members and more than 600 students, has been a leader in offering an integrated and strategic approach to advertising, promotion, public relations, direct response, and interactive or socially mediated communications. It is housed in the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information, which offers undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in communication, integrated strategic communication, journalism, library science, information studies, information communication technology, and media arts. The College has an active research faculty with a consistent record of extramural funding and has been recognized for teaching excellence.

Salary for the positions will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To be considered for the teaching track position in Creative and Visual Communication, please apply via the UK jobs site at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/131485

To be considered for the research track position in Management and Planning, please apply via the UK jobs site at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/131477

Applications should include the following:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter that highlights your teaching, research, and professional experience related to strategic communication
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)
  • A statement explaining your research agenda and/or areas of creative interest, and evidence of teaching and research excellence related to the position posted (upload under Specific Request 2)
  • Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application.

This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Alyssa Eckman, chair, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, 118 Grehan Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, or via email at aeckman@uky.edu. Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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