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.