Department of Communication Studies


Vacancy: #14F040
Position # 6766

The UNCW Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a 9 month renewable lecturer position in broadcast journalism to begin in August 2014.  Master’s degree in journalism or directly related areas required, Ph.D. or ABD preferred. Professional experience in the media, broadcast or journalism sector is favorable.   

Position Description:  We seek a specialist in communication studies with a concentration in broadcast journalism that includes media law and ethics as well as courses that emphasize writing and speaking.  Ability to teach courses in digital media production such as digital audio and studio video a plus.  All courses should be taught within the department’s integrative framework described in the next paragraph and on our website.  Preference will be given to candidates who can articulate how they will ground their pedagogy in relevant theory, and identify current courses in the department’s catalogue that they can teach. 

UNCW’s Department of Communication Studies offers a vibrant undergraduate program.  We enroll approximately 500 majors who must complete a two-course gateway sequence, a set of core courses, plus additional coursework chosen from several subdisciplines within our program.  Curriculum in the elective courses is designed to integrate and expand on content introduced in gateway and core courses.  The department resources include an iMac lab, an edit suite, a TV studio, and classrooms equipped with media stations, internet access and data projectors.  We are a collegial and collaborative faculty; we care deeply about engaged teaching, scholarship and artistic product, meaningful service and regional engagement.  UNCW is located on a beautiful 640-acre campus that is just minutes from a historic downtown and the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean.     

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at Your application should include the following: 1) your current vita, 2) cover letter which details your qualifications for the position, 3) a one-page summary of your current/intended research program, 4) your teaching philosophy, and 5) contact information for three references.  Do not mail or email any application materials.  The chair of the search is Rick Olsen, Ph.D., and he will correspond with you about relevant details as the search moves forward.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact Debbie Whiting at (910) 962-7744 or Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2014 (extended from original date of December 14, 2013), but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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