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WKU

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Potter College of Arts & Letters

School of Journalism & Broadcasting

 

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Director, School of Journalism & Broadcasting

 

Job Description:

Western Kentucky University's nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting seeks applicants for the position of School Director.  The new Director will have a focus on local, national, and international journalism, will be able to engage an active alumni network, will work with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of disciplines, and will foster multi-disciplinary cooperation. Working with the School's 40-plus faculty, instructors and staff, the Director will provide the visionary leadership to maintain excellence and meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolving media landscape.

All candidates must demonstrate a vision for the future informed by a belief in the fundamentals of the profession, an understanding of the importance of journalism in the 21st century, and a commitment to the power of storytelling across multiple platforms. The School also prefers someone with a record of success in development, strategic partnerships, and industry collaboration.

For more information, visit our website at www.wku.edu/journalism

Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in one of the School's disciplines.
  • Strong professional and higher education experience.
  • A record of scholarship and scholarly credentials appropriate for tenure and appointment at the rank of full professor.
  • Management experience, including working with large budgets.
  • A commitment to increasing diversity within the School and in the profession.
  • A clear vision for promoting the School on a national and international platform.
  • Prior teaching/instruction at the university level.
  • A commitment to developing a graduate program in the School. 

APPLY NOW FOR DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & BROADCASTING

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Assistant Professor, Broadcasting/Film 

 

Job Description:

The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University is seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-eligible assistant professor with a terminal degree and experience in narrative film/video production. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following specializations: film directing, cinematography and/or producing as well as skill sets such as photography, video and audio editing and some design that will qualify the candidate to teach core curriculum courses.

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 visual storyteller 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.

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.

For more information, visit our website at www.wku.edu/journalism

Requirements:

A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of two years of professional filmmaking experience. Candidates should have some teaching experience in a university or professional setting. 

APPLY NOW FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BROADCASTING/FILM

 

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Assistant Professor, Broadcasting 

Job Description:

The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University is seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor with a terminal or master's degree and experience in radio and multiplatform news-style writing. The ideal candidate will have experience in news team management and production for radio broadcast and digital projects including the conceptualization and visualization of data within the projects as well as skill sets such as photography, video and audio editing and some design that will qualify the candidate to teach core curriculum courses.

In addition to teaching basic broadcast news, basic radio production, advanced radio performance and multiplatform news writing, the successful candidate may also teach process and effects of mass communication and core-curriculum courses required of School of Journalism & Broadcasting freshmen. The successful candidate will be required to produce consistent research/creative work necessary to achieve tenure. Other responsibilities include student advising and service to the School and University.

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 radio and multiplatform storyteller 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.

For more information, visit our website at www.wku.edu/journalism

Requirements:

A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of two years of professional experience or a master's degree and a minimum of four years of professional experience. Candidates should have some teaching experience in a university or professional setting.

 

APPLY NOW FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BROADCASTING

 

 

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Visiting Professional-In-Residence

Job Description:

The School of Journalism & Broadcasting invites applications for a temporary full-time Visiting Professional-in-Residence for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The position begins August 15, 2016.  The successful candidate will have extensive professional industry experience including writing and producing in multiple media applications.

Position requires teaching various introductory and intermediate courses in digital storytelling with strong knowledge of Photoshop and Premiere as well as some knowledge of InDesign and WordPress. The position requires student mentoring and service to the university, college, and school.  Teaching load will be a 4/3 or 3/4.

Join a team committed to the only state-designated program of distinction in journalism, with a tradition of Hearst, AP and SPJ award-winning student news programs.

 Requirements: 

  • Terminal degree in relevant field plus 3 years of appropriate professional experience or a Master's degree with 5 years of appropriate professional experience required.
  • Teaching excellence and a high level of student engagement are critically important. 

 

 

APPLY NOW FOR VISITING PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE


 

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