Assistant Professor in Broadcast Communication


About Western Kentucky University:
Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
The university’s population of approximately 20,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 3% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.
We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their family, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents. In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid-time-off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.

Job Description:
The nationally recognized School of Media at Western Kentucky University is seeking a full-time, tenure-eligible assistant professor with experience in broadcast television production. The ideal candidate will have a passion for live television and skills in multi-camera field and studio production, as well as broadcast writing.
Broadcasting is a diverse degree with video and audio production and performance as its cornerstones. It develops students well-versed in the technical, editorial and professional functions of traditional broadcasting as well as its modern successors, including podcasting and web-streaming. The major produces two weekly television broadcasts – NewsChannel 12 and The Extra Point – as well as consistent radio programming on WWHR/Revolution 91.7.
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 professional television broadcaster 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. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus. Employment begins in August 2020.
Responsibilities: In addition to teaching courses in basic studio and field production, producing and directing, and introductory digital media courses, the ideal candidate will also work with WKU’s student news/weather teams and capstone video productions. 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.

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 five years of professional experience. Candidates should have a record of teaching and research/creative work in a professional and/or university setting.

Additional Information:
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability 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 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.

Application Instructions:
The following items must be submitted through the electronic talent management system by 01/06/2020, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:
• Letter of Intent
• Curriculum Vita
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.
You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

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