Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and Journalism, Tenure Track

Posted on October 18th, 2018 by Travis Dix

Position Description

Averett University’s Communication Department is seeking a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Communication Studies and Journalism to begin August 2019.


The successful candidate will have experience teaching the theory and best production practices of broadcasting, digital, and print media. An emphasis in Sports Communication is preferred. The candidate should also be prepared to teach a variety of general courses as well as courses in her/his specialization.

Minimum Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will have an established record of superior teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • A Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college/university in Journalism, Mass Communication, Communication Studies, or a closely-related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered with completion no later than May 2020.

Primary Responsibilities

The course load will include teaching a mixture of introductory and senior-level courses related to multimedia journalism. An ability to design curricular and hands-on experiences such as service-learning courses that expose students to the changing communication landscape and bridge higher education and local community organizations is essential. Other responsibilities include continuing professional and scholarly growth, academic advising, and providing service to the Department and University.

Physical Demands:

This position requires all of the following to be performed, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Use of computer keyboard, mouse, screen, software programs such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite and other industry standard software
  • Ability to communicate with students clearly, orally (listening and speaking) and in writing

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), most recent transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample student evaluations or a professional portfolio) and 3 Professional References to:

Selection Committee, Asst. Professor, COM, Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, Virginia 24541

Email address:

Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Averett University will be represented at the NCA Convention in Salt Lake City, and applicants are encouraged to visit Averett University’s table at the job fair on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Please note:

  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status.
  • Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.