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WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Potter College of Arts & Letters
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Assistant Professor, Journalism
The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University is looking for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor who is an outstanding writer, researcher and reporter, who can connect audiences to stories and who can teach these skills to others. In addition to teaching courses in the Journalism major, responsibilities will include research/ creative work, student advising and service to the School and University. Employment begins in August 2014.
The School's reputation for excellence and tradition of success continue to attract outstanding faculty and top students from across the nation, but we're also relentlessly working to stay at the forefront through innovative approaches to education and community engagement. We seek a passionate storyteller who would be excited to work with our faculty, students and staff in helping SJ&B to fulfill its mission of preparing students for careers in a changing media environment.
Qualifications: a Master's Degree appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of 5 years of professional media experience or a terminal degree 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.
School of Journalism & Broadcasting students have a long tradition of winning awards in the Hearst, AP and SPJ competitions, and the School features a number of nationally recognized programs. Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, Ky., 110 miles south of Louisville, Ky. and 60 miles north of Nashville, Tenn.
For more information, visit our website at www.wku.edu/journalism
Applicants should provide a letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position along with a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vita, copies of all graduate transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation to:Journalism Search Committee PCN 999506 School of Journalism & Broadcasting Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights Boulevard #11070 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1070
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
WKU is a dynamic comprehensive university committed to the promotion of regional stewardship
and student engagement. Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion,
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
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.