Electronic Media/Broadcast Faculty

Department of Communication

Electronic Media/Broadcast Faculty
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Communication seeks applications for a 9-month, full-time, assistant professor or lecturer with expertise in electronic media and/or broadcast journalism to teach in and share leadership in our recently converged broadcast/print/web journalism emphasis as well as our existing electronic media emphasis. Starting date for the position is August 21, 2013.
Duties will include teaching courses such as: electronic media newswriting and production, video production, audio production, fundamentals of electronic media, introduction to mass communication, and senior media capstone project.  Coordination of the internship program is also a possibility.  There are also opportunities to teach upper-level undergraduate seminars that explore current issues in broadcasting and to teach graduate-level courses.
Minimum Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in Broadcasting, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field (those with ABD status will be considered ). Fluency with contemporary production and editing software is required. Professional experience  in broadcast news or production is preferred.
The successful candidate will have academic experiences with culturally diverse populations and experience with a variety of teaching methods.

The Department of Communication serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System's commitment to diversity and educational opportunity.

How to apply: Submit a completed application packet online (preferred) or hard copy containing: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies will suffice until final stages of interview process).

Application packets should be sent to:
Julie Ridgeman, Academic Department Associate
Communication Department
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

All other correspondence should be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Barbara Penington, peningtb@uww.edu.

Applications received on or before January 15, 2013, will be guaranteed full review; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Communication serves more than 600 students in its seven majors/emphases:
Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism, Advertising, Electronic Media, Corporate and Health Communication, Public Relations, International Journalism, and Media Arts and Game Development. The department's graduate program offers tracks in Mass Communication and Corporate Communication. For more information on our department see http://academics.uww.edu/cac/communication/index.html.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the well-respected University of Wisconsin system. Established in 1868, the University has approximately 12,043 students enrolled in 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs. Located in a community of 14,769 near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance of the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. See http://www.uww.edu for more information.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment.