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 WKU

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Potter College of Arts & Letters

School of Journalism & Broadcasting

Assistant Professor, Design/AD/PR

The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University seeks a talented and cutting-edge designer who can teach advanced interactive design concepts and skills across platforms.  This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-eligible assistant professor position.  Ideal candidates must demonstrate excellent user interaction design abilities by applying strategic thinking to their designs and by understanding the importance of user feedback and the relationship between visual design and interaction. 

 

Applicants should also be able to teach a course in basic Public Relations and/or Advertising.  In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include research/creative work, student advising and service to the School and University.  Employment begins in August 2015.

 

The School’s reputation for excellence and tradition of success continue to attract outstanding faculty and top students from across the nation, but we’re also relentlessly working to stay at the forefront through innovative approaches to education and community engagement.  We seek a passionate individual who would be excited to work with our faculty, students and staff in helping SJ&B to fulfill its mission of preparing students for careers in a changing media environment.

 

Qualifications: a Master’s Degree appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of 5 years of professional media experience or a terminal degree (could be nearing completion) appropriate to the appointment plus 3 years of professional media experience.  Candidates should have a record of exceptional teaching and service in a professional and/or university setting.  

 

Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, Ky., 110 miles south of Louisville, Ky. and 60 miles north of Nashville, Tenn.

 

For more information, visit our website at www.wku.edu/journalism

 

An online portfolio is required.  Applicants should also provide a letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position along with a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vita, copies of all graduate transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation to:

 

Ad/PR Design Search Committee
PCN 995974
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Boulevard #11070
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1070

 

Review of applications will begin Oct. 31 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

WKU is a dynamic comprehensive university committed to the promotion of regional stewardship and student engagement.  Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.


 

WKU

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Potter College of Arts & Letters

School of Journalism & Broadcasting

 

Coordinator, Information Technology

 

About Western Kentucky University:

 

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/ Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

 

Job Description:

 

The School of Journalism & Broadcasting seeks a skilled and self-motivated Instructional Technology Coordinator.  In addition to technology experience and expertise, we emphasize a willingness to learn, an ability to work well with people, and the capacity to figure out the best solutions to challenges.  The Coordinator must be someone who can grasp the big picture yet has the skills to take care of the everyday hardware and software issues.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.  Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

 

  • Administer OS X and Windows desktops and laptops for classroom labs and faculty
  • Administer and troubleshoot multiple Linux, OS X, and Windows based servers
  • Provide training and technical support for SJ&B faculty and staff, including classroom support of projectors, multimedia hardware, computers, mobile devices, printers, and software
  • Develop and manage computer hardware, peripheral, and software inventories
  • Work with the School's director and the School's Tech Committee to determine equipment needs and make recommendations based on technical research, competitive pricing, and appropriateness
  • Make all maintenance and technical upgrade purchases
  • Coordinate with Academic Technology on hardware and software, including licensing agreements
  • Coordinate with Information Technology and PDC on classroom improvements, redesigns, and remodeling
  • Maintain and update content on SJ&B website
  • Configure, support, and assist with faculty mobile devices in classroom and university setting
  • Aid in the use/training of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Troubleshoot WKU News Channel 12 broadcast server equipment, including servers and workstation computers that operate the AVID iNews client and Deko software suite
  • Troubleshoot WKU Revolution 91.7 broadcast server equipment, including servers and workstation computers that operate the NexGen broadcast clients and NexGen server software
  • Maintain, image, and support Imagewest machines, printers, and software

 

Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

 

  • Knowledge and experience related to IT-related project logistics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as good organizational skills
  • Proficiency with current Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  • Ability to support personal computers in an enterprise-level environment (examples include Active Directory, Altiris and Exchange)
  • Knowledge of Image deployment methods for Macintosh Systems

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor's degree and two years of hands-on experience related to the setup and repair of personal computers.
  • Experience troubleshooting common hardware and software issues.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to manage the department webpage using a web content management system such as OUCampus

 


Additional Information:

 

Salary Grade:  108         Salary Range: $40,000 - $41,000

 

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

 

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

 

Application Instructions:

 

All applications and resumes must be submitted through this online electronic talent management system.  Only those individuals who submit all required materials will be considered as eligible applicants. A cover letter which describes your interest and fit for this position is required. You will receive email notification confirming your application materials have been received.  Review of application materials will generally begin as applications are submitted.  The expected hire date is on or about April 15, 2015.

 


 

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