Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Mar 9 2021 Job Description:
The nationally recognized School of Media at Western Kentucky University is seeking a full-time, tenure-eligible assistant professor who is a content-driven reporter adept at storytelling with both traditional and cutting-edge technologies. The successful candidate will have experience in writing for print and digital platforms, and for teaching a variety of courses within the Journalism major and core courses in the School of Media.
The School's reputation for excellence and tradition of success continue to attract outstanding faculty and top students from across the nation. We seek a professional writer and reporter who understands the importance of cross-platform storytelling and who is excited to work with our faculty, students and staff to fulfill the School of Media's mission of preparing students for careers in a changing media environment. Employment begins in July 2021.
Responsibilities: The Journalism Major is a diverse degree with writing and editing at its core. Students also take foundational courses in visual news presentation and software applications. It develops students well-versed in technical, editorial and professional functions of traditional news reporting as well as its modern successors. The major produces an award-winning website that features work produced students in the major's upper-division courses.
In addition to teaching courses in news writing, intermediate and advanced reporting and multiplatform news editing, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach one or two School core courses per year, such as SOM 102 (Media Collaboration) and SOM 310 (Media Diversity). Other responsibilities include research/creative work, student advising and service to the School and University.
A Master's Degree or a terminal degree (MA//MFA/PhD) appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of five years of professional news media experience. Candidates should have a record of exceptional teaching and service in a professional and/or university setting.
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