Western Carolina University

Live and teach just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway at Western Carolina University.

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.

Qualifications: 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.

Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.wcu.edu position number 1291. An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

North Carolina Central University



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.

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.