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Assistant Professor of Broadcasting

Job Type: Assistant Professor of Broadcasting
Location: Bowling Green, KY
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The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Broadcasting/Film beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will have professional experience including writing and producing in multiple media applications.

The position requires teaching various introductory and intermediate courses in media writing with an open secondary specialization. Faculty members are expected to develop research or creative work relevant to their professional interests and to the pursuit of tenure and promotion. The position requires student advising and professional/university service. The successful candidate will participate in the implementation of various student productions including live radio and TV newscasts, with an expanding online presence in broadcast journalism, sports and film. Candidates should have the ability to use AVID, I-News, and content management systems. The School is particularly interested in gifted storytellers that can work across platforms.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree and a minimum of 3 years of professional media experience or a terminal degree plus 2 years of professional media experience. Candidates should also have a record of successful teaching at the college level or in the professional workplace.

WKU's School of Journalism & Broadcasting's student news programs have a long tradition of winning awards in the Hearst, AP and SPJ competitions. Of the 1000 students in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting, approximately 450 are broadcasting/film majors. Western Kentucky University, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has a market of 100,000 and is a leading American university with international reach serving 21,000 students.

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Applicants should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, along with a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, copies of all graduate transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation to:

2012 Broadcast/Film Search Committee
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.
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 of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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