The dynamic Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in broadcast journalism to teach core and concentration courses, beginning Fall 2018. We are especially interested in a candidate able to combine an academic and professional background with a willingness to help mentor students involved with audio and video production focusing on multimedia reporting from a variety of beats as well as storytelling/narrative communication.

Successful candidates are expected to be effective teachers and actively involved in scholarly research and/or creative activity at a level that would lead to promotion and tenure at the University. In addition to contributing to curriculum assessment, the candidate is also expected to participate in service activities related to the department, the college, the university, and the profession that will help to advance the mission and vision of the department.

A Ph.D., MFA, or other appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field is required, along with professional expertise in multimedia writing, reporting, storytelling, and production. College-level teaching experience and documentation of teaching effectiveness and evidence of professional expertise are also desired.

Created in 2012, the Department of Mass Communication has nine full-time faculty members and offers a B.A. degree with four concentrations. The department enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students. NCCU, a member of The University of North Carolina System, is the nation’s first public HBCU. The campus of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students is located in Durham, North Carolina, a dynamic, diverse part of the state known for its universities and high social capital. The university serves its traditional student body of African Americans in addition to a student body that is racially and socioeconomically diverse.

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to Select “Search Postings” and search for position #617425 to apply and submit application materials.

A complete application will contain the following: 1) application letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; 4) sample course syllabus; 5) sample of scholarship; 6) sample of appropriate media content; 7) names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. After final review, you will be asked to send official college transcripts and recent teaching evaluations, if available.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Bruce dePyssler, search committee chair, via email at, or by phone at (919) 951-4088.

NCCU, an EEO/AA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three days of employment with the University. Accommodations of applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.