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Assistant/Associate Professor - Journalism & Mass Communication
North Carolina A&T State University
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Internal Number: 24322
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at North Carolina A&T State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure track assistant/associate professor position. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate-level courses, conducting research, student advising, student mentoring and recruitment, curriculum development and other required activities for tenure. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in accreditation procedures, program assessment, and service to the department, College, and University as needed.
The selected candidate will teach three courses each semester, advise students and engage in scholarly research that results in grants, publications, and other creative activities. The appointee also will serve on departmental, college and university committees as appropriate. The preferred candidate will be a mass media professional who has a track record of producing multimedia content on such platforms as print media, television, radio, digital and social media with experience teaching multimedia and mass communication journalism courses at the university level. Courses in the multimedia and mass media production sequence include Introduction to Multimedia Journalism, Electronic News Writing, Reporting and Producing, Script Writing, Photojournalism, Communication Practicum, Introduction to Radio and Digital Production, Introduction to Video Production, and Social Media. Additionally, the faculty member should demonstrate the ability to develop and supervise student projects that build professional competency. The department has special interest in individuals with backgrounds in sports, short or documentary film production, or data analysis and reporting.
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The department is housed within the University's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. About 500 of the College's students are majors in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department, which plans to establish a graduate program. The department is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The mission of the Department is to prepare students with the high-quality education necessary to succeed as professionals and critical thinkers and to become productive citizens of their communities, the nation, and the world.
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) enrolls more than 1,950 students and has more than 130 faculty members. CAHSS houses the Departments of Criminal Justice, English, History & Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Liberal Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. The CAHSS Dean's Office has administrative oversight/responsibility for the six academic units and affiliated programs of the College, as well as for its faculty & staff.
With an award-winning faculty, intensive research programs, and community-focused initiatives, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation's largest historically black university with an enrollment of more than 12,500 students. NC A&T is an 1890 land-grant, doctoral higher research institution and one of 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System.
NC A&T has ranked third in the University of North Carolina System in sponsored research funding for more than a decade. The university is a leading producer of change agents and global leaders for the careers of today and tomorrow in disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, and the arts and humanities. NC A&T offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.
Internal job number: 000884
A Ph.D. in journalism/communications or related discipline is required, in conjunction with professional media-related experience, strong content production skills, collegiate-level teaching and evidence of potential to develop a strong record of scholarly research productivity.
A minimum of five years of professional field experience is preferred in conjunction with a terminal degree in a media-studies degree area and some collegiate teaching experience.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!
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