West Virginia University's Reed College of Media and 100 Days in Appalachia seek a Full-time Visiting Practitioner-in-residence for a position beginning in January 2020.
West Virginia University's Reed College of Media and 100 Days in Appalachia are seeking a unique candidate with an enthusiasm for exploring the journalistic and scholarly worlds of Appalachian culture and identity and a passion for sharing new media and documentary storytelling techniques with professional and future journalists, artists, writers and storytellers.
This high-profile position will be a two-year, full-time appointment, responsible for the development and integration of 100 Days in Appalachia's skills and perspectives into University classrooms, from journalism to the humanities to the arts. The practitioner-in-residence will build on existing cross disciplinary partnerships and recruit additional faculty participants from selected humanities departments to participate in developing the new social documentary/film curriculum, with an emphasis on teaching visual storytelling and innovative documentary styles.
The practitioner-in-residence will also serve as a member of the editorial team of 100 Days , working closely with publication managers, editors, reporters and editorial partners to create and curate documentary and multimedia content.
This part editorial, part faculty position will aid in designing, promoting and producing development and training workshops in new social documentary storytelling techniques and technologies for University faculty, students, community members, publication partners, and working professionals in collaboration with the College of Media faculty and a digital humanities advisory group that will also include community advisors from the region. Over the two-year period, he, she or they will also convene with faculty to engage in multi-platform storytelling and production to share ideas for teaching these skills and techniques in their courses and support curriculum development for a proposed new interdisciplinary major.
We are seeking diverse candidates with relevant professional and/or academic experience who excels in one or all of the following areas:
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.