ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS
The Department of Mass Communications invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin January 2013. The position is for a nine-month appointment.
Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Mass Communication and knowledge of nonlinear editing and television studio and control room equipment is required. A Ph.D. in Mass Communication and professional broadcast experience are preferred. Official copies of college transcripts must be on file by the appointment date for the successful candidate selected. Teaching experience, service, and record of scholarly activity appropriate to the rank is desirable.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: The department seeks a dynamic individual to teach core undergraduate courses in Mass Communications. Preferred areas of specialization include Broadcast Newswriting, Television Production, and Radio Production. In addition to teaching, the position entails undergraduate student advising; active participation on department, college and university committees; service learning/internship activities; and active involvement in scholarly activities such as publishing and obtaining grants. Other duties may be assigned as needed, and excellence in teaching, research, and service is required.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.
Contact: For qualified applicants, the application packet should contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, philosophy of teaching, and a copy of graduate transcripts, sample publication and syllabi, and three current letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching qualifications). Mail complete package to the following address:
Virginia Union University, Office of Human Resources, Attn: Mass Communications Search Committee, 1500 North Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 30, 2012.
The selected applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation. VUU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 804.257.5841.