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.

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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

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.

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