Job Details

North Carolina Central University
  • Position Number: 3665180
  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Position Type: Communications - Media & Communication Studies

Assistant Professor - Broadcast Media Concentration

North Carolina Central University

Closing Date: at 11:55 PM

Primary Purpose of Position:
The person in this position serves as a faculty member in the Department of Mass Communication and teaches core and concentration courses in the department's Broadcast Media concentration. The faculty member should also have an awareness of and be able to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the history, culture, and traditions of a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

The faculty member is expected to have the ability to translate their professional experience into teaching and mentoring students in using the latest and creative storytelling tools and techniques to craft, write, shoot, and edit imaginative original content, using social media platforms to gather information and promote their content, as well as and promoting and guiding external student competition in the Broadcast Media area.

The faculty member is expected to be actively involved in scholarly research and/or creative activity at a level that would lead to promotion and tenure at the University and is expected be active in academic and professional organizations that help the department enhance its curriculum and co-curricular media experiences. The person in the position will also be expected to contribute to curriculum development and assessment and to participate in service activities related to the department, the College, the University, and the profession.

Minimum Education/Experience:
A Ph.D., MFA, or other appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field is required, along with professional expertise and teaching experience in multimedia writing, reporting, storytelling, and production.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design in mass communication, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of measurement of instructional outcomes.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform, enlighten, and entertain using written, oral, and visual media.
  • Understanding of appropriate learning strategies as well as problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only complete applications will be eligible for review. A complete application will contain the following:
  1. Application letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Unofficial transcript (If hired, you will be asked to submit official college transcripts.)
  5. Sample of scholarship and/orproduction-focused creative activity
  6. Names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Shauntae White, search committee chair, via email at, or by phone at (919) 530-7109.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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