Assistant/Associate Professor - Journalism & Mass Communication

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

United States

July 19, 2022

Description

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at North Carolina A&T State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure track assistant/associate professor position. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate-level courses, conducting research, student advising, student mentoring and recruitment, curriculum development and other required activities for tenure. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in accreditation procedures, program assessment, and service to the department, College, and University as needed.

The selected candidate will teach three courses each semester, advise students and engage in scholarly research that results in grants, publications, and other creative activities. The appointee also will serve on departmental, college and university committees as appropriate. The preferred candidate will be a mass media professional who has a track record of producing multimedia content on such platforms as print media, television, radio, digital and social media with experience teaching multimedia and mass communication journalism courses at the university level. Courses in the multimedia and mass media production sequence include Introduction to Multimedia Journalism, Electronic News Writing, Reporting and Producing, Script Writing, Photojournalism, Communication Practicum, Introduction to Radio and Digital Production, Introduction to Video Production, and Social Media. Additionally, the faculty member should demonstrate the ability to develop and supervise student projects that build professional competency. The department has special interest in individuals with backgrounds in sports, short or documentary film production, or data analysis and reporting

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The department is housed within the University's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. About 500 of the College's students are majors in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department, which plans to establish a graduate program. The department is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The mission of the Department is to prepare students with the high-quality education necessary to succeed as professionals and critical thinkers and to become productive citizens of their communities, the nation, and the world.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) enrolls more than 1,950 students and has more than 130 faculty members. CAHSS houses the Departments of Criminal Justice, English, History & Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Liberal Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. The CAHSS Dean's Office has administrative oversight/responsibility for the six academic units and affiliated programs of the College, as well as for its faculty & staff.

With an award-winning faculty, intensive research programs, and community- focused initiatives, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation's largest historically black university with an enrollment of more than 12,500 students. NC A&T is an 1890 land-grant, doctoral higher research institution and one of 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System.

NC A&T has ranked third in the University of North Carolina System in sponsored research funding for more than a decade. The university is a leading producer of change agents and global leaders for the careers of today and tomorrow in disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, and the arts and humanities. NC A&T offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. in journalism/communications or related discipline is required, in conjunction with professional media-related experience, strong content production skills, collegiate-level teaching and evidence of potential to develop a strong record of scholarly research productivity.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Five years of professional field experience is preferred in conjunction with a terminal degree in a media-studies degree area and some collegiate teaching experience.

Required License or Certification

None.

Position Information

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Journalism & Mass Communication

Position Number 001625 Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience. FLSA Exempt Position Type Faculty Appointment Type Permanent - Full-time Tenure Track Yes FTE 40 hours/week, 9 months If Time Limited, Appointment Length Organizational Division Journalism & Mass Comm Organizational Location College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Organizational Unit Journalism & Mass Comm

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA1436

Open Date 06/09/2022 Close Date - for postings that do not use Open Until Filled Open Until Filled Yes Open Until Filled Minimum Application Period Postings: Positions remaining posted after this date are continuing to accept applications, but may close at any time. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, applications received after this date may receive consideration depending upon the status of the search 07/18/2022 Date Position Available 08/12/2022 Special Instructions to Applicant

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  • Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  • Ph.D. - Copy of transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  • Other Degree - Copy of transcripts
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