Assistant Professor, Communication

Posting Date: October 30, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Department of Communication at William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in broadcast studio production and video journalism. The successful candidate will teach in the Department’s undergraduate broadcast journalism core, including but not limited to courses in broadcast news, digital video production and editing as well as contemporary broadcast and multimedia news gathering methods and skills used in professional settings, including social media platforms.


The successful candidate would provide instruction--supported by prior professional experience-- in convergent and trans-platform/multimedia storytelling, and in particular, studio broadcast production.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach television studio news production in a broadcast studio facility, instruct students in methods of content management  and delivery for social media platforms and news gathering and writing, along with multimedia storytelling in a broadcast news setting.

Teach students video news editing and be responsible for the production of our student produced broadcast news programming, including weekly newscasts as well as video production and editing in a contemporary broadcast news environment. Other responsibilities include:

  • Service to the Department, College and University are essential responsibilities of the position
  • The ongoing pursuit and achievement of creative and scholarly productivity, which include, but is not limited to publications in peer reviewed journals and applicable professional conference participation    



Requirements:  Master’s degree candidates must have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in broadcast news production. The ideal Master’s degree candidate will have substantial experience and a successful professional background in the field of broadcast and video journalism. Ph.D candidates must have a background in communication or related discipline, with a minimum of two years broadcast news professional experience. (ABD candidates will be considered but the Ph.D. must be obtained by September 1, 2019).

Applicants must have a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level, experience with high-end workstations, digital cameras, equipment and studio space; experience with diverse production and creative issues, including development, production and post-production. A working knowledge of web/mobile media, digital media and experience with streaming media.


Preferred qualifications:

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active peer-reviewed creative and/or research agenda; participate in the life of the department and wider university, by contributing to curriculum development; serve on committees; advise students; and attend University and College functions, and other duties as required.

A record of professional and/or scholarly publication.


Personal attributes and traits:

Commitment to teaching and supporting the development of student learning.


Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.


Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume

Provide names/contacts of three professional references

Priority consideration given to applications received by December 3, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


The Communication Department’s radio station, WPSC, is the proud winner of the 2018 Marconi Radio Award for the best non-commercial station.  It offers communication studies for over 900 students in the fields of Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Public Relations, Theatre and Comedy, Communication Studies, Media Production and Media Studies. For more information go to:


The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.