Young Harris College is a selective liberal arts institution serving students who demonstrate strong academic commitment. Founded in 1886 and affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the College currently enrolls approximately 800 students across four divisions – Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences- with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Young Harris College enjoys a strong endowment and is engaged in significant expansion after receiving approval in 2008 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin offering baccalaureate degrees in a number of fields. Young Harris College is located two hours north of Atlanta and two hours south of Asheville, NC in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.
The Department of Communication Studies at Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to teach in the Media Communication track beginning August 1, 2011. A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Communication, Media, or closely related field with a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. Candidates who are ABD with an expected completion date of Fall 2011 are also invited to apply. Applicants should be able to teach a broad range of media courses in one or more of the following areas: citizen journalism, media effects/audience analysis, political communication, social/emerging media, or international media. Journalism theory and practice courses as well as shared departmental responsibility for core major courses will be part of this position. Journalistic experience in practice and teaching is highly desirable as this position includes an advisory role to the recently restructured award-winning student newspaper. Application deadline is April 8, 2011.
Applications should be sent to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, PO Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Electronic applications are preferred (in Word or PDF format) and should be sent to HumanResources@yhc.edu. Applications should include an updated curriculum vitae and statement of purpose, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Prior to employment, selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.
Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.