This is a 10-month fixed-term appointment. Rank will be established at point of hire. Expected begin date is August 2020.
Western Carolina University is seeking a qualified fixed-term non-tenure professor of practice to enhance its academic program in television and digital media. This position will oversee the technical operation of a high definition television studio designed and installed by Sony. Teach/co-teach a limited number of classes per year providing instruction in television and video technologies and content creation processes. The position will also be responsible for field equipment check out to students and faculty.
Position includes North Carolina state employee benefit package.
Minimum qualifications for teaching are B.S. or B.A. with documented national or international professional experience in video production or a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (or a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
A PhD or MFA in the teaching discipline is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, applicants must apply online. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references. Include names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers. The resume or vitae must include a detailed professional background and include any professional certifications or awards of national or international recognition the candidate may hold.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.