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Ogden Professorship in Media Innovation

The Reed College of Media at West Virginia University, seeks a dynamic and innovative candidate for the Ogden Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning January or August 2015.

We are seeking a unique candidate with a deep enthusiasm for re-inventing journalism, an entrepreneurial spirit with a start-up mindset, and national recognition in the media industry. This position will be responsible for working with faculty, students and industry partners to launch an experimental, high-profile, digital media enterprise as a flagship publication for the College’s Media Innovation Center. This position will serve as an editorial lead for the venture, which will be based in the College’s new 10,000 sq. foot Media Innovation Center, and will work with students, faculty and innovators-in-residence to develop a content strategy for the venture and experiments in revenue generation and audience building. (For additional insights into the venture and our Media Innovation Center, see “WVU J-School Brainstorms Experimental Venture” http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2014/06/wvu-j-school-brainstorms-an-experimental-news-venture/ and “The Nuts and Bolts of Maker Spaces In Journalism Schools” http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2014/07/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-maker-spaces-in-journalism-schools/)

The ideal candidate for this approved position will have Candidate should have a deep understanding of the interactive media environment, a professional reputation for exceptional journalism practice and the ability to recruit and lead diverse partners from industry and academic communities in the development of this experimental venture. Candidate should also have a passion for community media and a commitment to pursuing social and economic impact in rural communities.

A bachelor’s degree with significant professional experience is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level is preferred, but outstanding professional achievement is ideal, as is experience in leading high quality, experimental reporting in emerging technology.

The WVU Reed College of Media has a reputation for projects that foster social impact, a fast-paced environment that rewards risk-taking and experimentation, and a deep commitment to strengthening community media and journalism excellence.

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) cover letter with teaching philosophy and/or an online teaching portfolio URL; 2) academic vitae; and 3) list of three references to mediacollege@mail.wvu.edu. For full consideration, application materials should be received by October 31.

The Reed College of Media is an ACEJMC-accredited program. With approximately 30,000 students, WVU is located about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pa., in Morgantown, which has received a number of national rankings, including “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its quality of life. Other city rankings have included: One of the “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Harrison/Omnicom Endowed Professorship in Integrated Marketing Communications

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media seeks a dynamic and innovative educator for an endowed professorship in integrated marketing communications.

The Harrison/Omnicom Endowed Professorship in Integrated Marketing Communications is a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The faculty member in this position will teach courses in our strategic communications program, including our hands-on capstone. In addition, the person will lead students in community branding projects, housed in the College’s new Media Innovation Center.

We are seeking a person with passion for teaching students and engaging them in solving real-world problems. The ideal candidate will have at least a master’s degree in a relevant field, plus significant professional experience—with a deep understanding of digital media practices. Candidates should be able to teach courses in advertising, public relations and/or integrated marketing communications and demonstrate the potential to engage in relevant scholarly/creative activity.

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) application letter 2) academic vita or resume 3.) academic transcripts and 4) names of three references and their contact information to mediacollege@mail.wvu.edu. Applications received by October 31 will receive first consideration; however, application reviews will continue until the position is filled.

The Reed College of Media is an ACEJMC-accredited program with more than 1200 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The college has a reputation for projects that foster social impact in a fast-paced environment that rewards risk-taking and experimentation. WVU is located about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, in Morgantown, which had been ranked as a “best” small city by a number of national media organizations, including Forbes, MSN, CNN, and Kiplinger’s.

WVU is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of a NSF ADVANCE award for gender equality. The University is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Assistant Professor of Strategic Communications
The Reed College of Media (formerly P. I. Reed School of Journalism) at West Virginia University seeks a dynamic and innovative educator/researcher for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in strategic communications, beginning January or August 2015.

The ideal candidate for this approved position will have at least three years of professional public relations, advertising, and/or marketing communications experience that includes the innovative use of digital and social media applications. Candidates must have a relevant master’s degree (Ph.D. or ABD preferred). Collegiate-level teaching experience, knowledge of mobile applications development, and graphics and/or video production is a plus.

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) cover letter with teaching philosophy and/or an online teaching portfolio URL; 2) academic vitae; and 3) list of three references to mediacollege@mail.wvu.edu. Review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until a successful candidate is identified.

The Reed College of Media is an AEJMC-accredited program that embraces innovative, experiential learning and research and offers majors in journalism and strategic communications (with emphases in either advertising or public relations). For additional information about the Reed College of Media, please see http://reedcollegeofmedia.wvu.edu. Located at the heart of campus in Morgantown, the Reed College is home to approximately 1,000 students at WVU, which has about 30,000 students in all. Morgantown has a diverse population of about 60,000 and has once again been recognized as one of the top 20 college towns in the country by the American Institute for Economic Research. Morgantown is located 70miles south of Pittsburgh, Pa., and is about a 3.5-hour drive from Washington, D.C.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Underrepresented class members are encouraged to apply. This includes: minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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Dual Career Program


DualCareer Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is what West Virginia University’s Dual Career Program is all about. If you are the spouse or partner of a newly recruited or recently hired faculty member relocating to West Virginia University, the Division Human Resources will assist you in your search for employment in the Morgantown area and surrounding community. This program will also introduce spouses and partners to local volunteer and educational opportunities that support career and professional development.