North Carolina Central University

DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
BROADCAST MEDlA • JOURNALISM • MEDlA STUDIES • PUBLIC RELATIONS

ENDOWED CHAIR, MASS COMMUNICATION

The Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University invites applications for the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair, which will be a two-semester scholar-in-residence program for Fall 2017.

The department seeks a distinguished scholar with a Ph.D. in mass communication or a distinguished practitioner with an extensive record of professional achievement and significant industry experience in the following areas: media studies, digital and new media, broadcast, and/or public relations.

The candidate who holds the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair will teach two courses each semester. The candidate will also make one public presentation during each semester he or she teaches. If the candidate is a distinguished practitioner, the presentation will be of a professional nature; if the candidate is a distinguished scholar, the presentation will focus on scholarly work. The holder of the endowed chair position will also be required to provide the department with assistance for attaining accreditation and to assist the department in the areas of grant writing and fundraising.

Created in 2012, the NCCU Department of Mass Communication offers a B.A. degree and enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students. The department offers four concentrations: Broadcast Media, Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations. The department also includes the award-winning Campus Echo newspaper, our web-based radio station AudioNet, and access to our NPR radio station WNCU-FM 90.7, and a television studio.

NCCU, a member of The University of North Carolina System, is the nation’s first public historically black college. The campus of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students is located in Durham, North Carolina, a dynamic, diverse part of the state known for its universities and high social capital. The university continues to serve its traditional student body of African Americans while expanding on its commitment to meet the educational needs of a student body that is diverse in race and other socioeconomic qualities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Go to jobs.nccu.edu. Select “Search Postings” and search current postings by selecting Mass
Communication in the “Department” drop-down menu at the jobs.nccu.edu site.

A complete application will contain the following: 1) an application letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one­ page statement of teaching philosophy; 5) copies of college transcripts for each degree earned; 4) the name, phone number and e-mail address of three references. You also may include recent teaching evaluations, if available. Official transcripts will be required if a contract is offered. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

For inquiries, please contact selection committee chair Dr. Lisa Paulin via email at lpaulin@nccu.edu.

NCCU, an EEOIAA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three days of employment with the University. Accommodations of applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

High Point University

Tenure-Track Position
Open Rank: Chair, Strategic Communication Department

The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University is searching for a new Chair of the Strategic Communication Department. This department includes 300+ undergraduate students. Candidates will teach courses in strategic communication (public relations, advertising, or health communication). Credential review begins February 27 and continues until the position is filled. This open rank, tenure-track position will begin August 2017.

Responsibilities
The Chair of the Strategic Communication department reports to the Dean of the School of Communication. The Chair will participate in curriculum design and assessment; mentor faculty through the probationary and tenure processes; assist faculty in developing their research programs and pursuing extramural funding; promote the academic success of students and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic communication; advise undergraduate students on course planning and professional development; and conduct original research and contribute to research in the School of Communication. Teaching assignments (2/2 load) will depend on the expertise of the candidate but may include courses such as Strategic Message Development, AP writing courses, Law & Ethics, Applied Research in Strategic Communication, and Communication Campaign Analysis and Design.  Individuals will be given opportunity to develop other courses in strategic communication.

Qualifications
The School of Communication seeks an organized and personable colleague who values a collegial departmental community.  Preferred qualifications include prior administrative experience, significant journalism or strategic communication experience, and an ability to teach in the MA Program in Strategic Communication and direct capstone projects.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching quantitative or qualitative research methods will be considered a plus. Academic rank for this position will depend on candidate’s credentials and experience. A terminal degree is required.

To Apply
Materials should be addressed to Dr. Virginia McDermott and sent to vmcdermo@highpoint.edu

Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities
  • Current CV with complete professional and academic history
  • Unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three current letters of recommendation

Note: Only complete packages will be considered. The School will only interview candidates authorized to work in the United States.