Lecturer in Communication Studies - Field Video and Digital Media
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Internal Number: 30044
Department: Communication Studies - 32241
Brief Summary of Work for this position:
The Department of Communication Studies at UNCW is seeking a 9 month lecturer in digital media with an emphasis in field video. At UNCW, the lecturer rank is expected to teach a 4/4 load during a nine-month renewable contract beginning August 2024. Summer teaching opportunities may be available. Other responsibilities will include student advising and other service to the department, campus and community to be negotiated based on the strengths and desires of the candidate and department needs.
Upon initial appointment the teaching focus includes courses in field production, editing (Adobe CC), audio and podcasting, and related areas. Opportunities to teach in other areas within digital production, media studies and other areas of interest are possible.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Applicant must possess a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Media Studies or closely related discipline.
Demonstrated willingness to advise student organizations related to media, digital creativity or COM department
Experience teaching diverse student populations
Demonstrated ability to teach applied learning and work with community partners
Demonstrated commitment and ability with high impact teaching practices
Evidence of collaborative work with faculty and/or community partners
Required Certifications or Licensure:
No certifications are required
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Communication Studies is a large department within the newly formed College of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts. We share a commitment to praxis and applied learning. UNCW is an Adobe Campus with student support for the Adobe CC. The COM media area within the department is an award-winning area of focus with national awards including several Telly and BEA awards. Our digital creative facilities include studio, editing suite, newly renovated computer lab, planned maker space, with approximately $500,000 in industry current field video equipment and peripherals.
We value excellent teaching, quality research and engagement with the department, university and discipline through thoughtful service. We are methodologically diverse; we embrace the breadth of the study of communication and our discipline's social science and humanities roots. We seek energetic and optimistic candidates interested in being part of a department that works to foster and cultivate sustained excellence through a collaborative, supportive diverse and inclusive environment. We work independently and collaboratively to create powerful learning experiences for our students and to create a great place to work. We balance curricular specializations with whole student development and strive to be role models of what we teach.
The department offers a B.A. in Communication Studies with a broad curriculum, including integrated marketing communication, media production, performance studies, interpersonal and organizational communication, and rhetoric and communication theory. The department also offers an M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication and hosts a biennial IMC conference.
The College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (CHSSA) is home to 14 academic departments and offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Public Administration as well as combined bachelor's/master's degree programs in Spanish and English. The CHSSA also houses the Gender Studies and Research Center, an interdisciplinary and intersectional community of students, scholars, and advocates committed to social justice and equity.
In addition, the CHSSA offers a full complement of minors including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, American studies, Asian studies, classical studies, European studies, forensic science, journalism, Latin American studies, medical humanities, Middle East and Islamic studies, Native American studies, and women and gender studies. Undergraduate certificates for professional writing and publishing, as well as a number of post-baccalaureate certificates such as conflict management and resolution, emergency and disaster management, forensic science, science and medical writing, women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and Hispanic studies are a part of the college's offerings.
The CHSSA contributes significantly to the curriculum that comprises UNCW's University Studies Program, through which all undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The CHSSA strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Graduate programs in the CHSSA are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts. Each of the CHSSA's departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations.
Upon completion of their studies, all CHSSA students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives. The College of Humanities, Social Science, and the Arts offers limitless opportunities to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and service while also making a positive societal impact. Come and join our vibrant academic environment that values discovery, innovation, and creativity.
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on December 4th, 2023, the posting closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application that includes a 1-3 page statement describing research interests, teaching experience and interests addressed to Search Committee Chair.
List of 3 Professional references
Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Teaching Evaluation, **if no teaching evaluations are available, please upload an observation of teaching/instruction by a professor whose class you have led
If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.
Please note that a minimum of three references are required for all applications. Letters of reference may be requested at a later date.
Letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.
For questions about the position or online application process, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Pernell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.