Assistant Professor, Broadcasting & Journalism
Assistant Professor, Broadcasting & Journalism
Department: Broadcasting and Journalism
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Sep 19, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL.
Teach a traditional faculty load of undergraduate and graduate courses in broadcasting and journalism. Other responsibilities include serving on various department, college, and university-wide committees, and contributing to the field of broadcasting and journalism by engaging in various professional and/or scholarly activities. Conduct research and contribute to the University community.
APPOINTMENT: December 1, 2022
RANK & SALARY: Assistant professor. Tenure-track. Competitive salary. Negotiable, commensurate with experience.
Western Illinois University offers a comprehensive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/human_resources/benefits/.
• Ph.D. in Broadcasting, Mass Communications, Journalism, or closely related field.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
THE DEPARTMENT: The department offers bachelor of arts degrees in Broadcasting and Journalism with options in Advertising/Public Relations, Broadcast Production, Multimedia Journalism, and Sports Broadcasting. In addition, the department offers minors in Broadcasting and Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations, and Sports Broadcasting. The department is an energized program with dedicated faculty and students, who receive valuable hands-on experience and mentorship. Faculty and students are active in student organizations (National Broadcasting Society, National Association of Black Journalists, Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association). Students are recognized annually with state, regional and national awards (NBS Grand Prize, IBS National award, BEA Award of Excellence, NATAS Mid-America Crystal Pillar) for their productions. Students produce and announce live sporting events for ESPN using a high-definition remote truck. They also apply their skills in a HD control room and studio for our student-produced newscast, NEWS3 (2 times a week) and a morning news/talk show (bi-weekly). Students can also gain experience working on our FM radio station, WIUS and the student newspaper, The Western Courier. The department has a reputation for academic and professional excellence. Additional information may be found at http://www.wiu.edu/bcj.
THE UNIVERSITY: http://wiu.edu/about/
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb. Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will:
• Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
• Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
• Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
• Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
• Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
• Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
• Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
• Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 13 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.
There are more than 200 student organizations at Western that provide social, academic, recreation, sports, service, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL: http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
Note: In order to upload, individual documents must be under 2 MB in size
Screening will begin on October 20, 2022.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law. Western Illinois University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Amelia Hartnett at mailto:AF-Hartnett@wiu.edu.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at mailto:HR-Recruitment@wiu.edu.
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3464196
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