Assistant Professor of Media Law

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC, USA
  • Oct 23, 2023
Full time Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Media Law

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Communication - 265100

Minimum Qualifications
Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication seeks an Assistant Professor of Media Law beginning August 2024.

  • An earned doctorate in Communication or a related field or a JD is required.
    • Candidates who are ABD will also be considered, but their tenure-track appointment would require evidence of successful defense of their dissertation by July 31, 2024.

  • All applicants must display evidence of their potential to teach communication law and journalism courses at the undergraduate level to contribute to departmental service, and to maintain a program of scholarly or creative activity.
  • Qualifications include research and teaching interests related to media law and the First Amendment.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
The department is especially interested in candidates whose background reveals their potential to support the mission and vision of Appalachian State University.

License/Certification Required

Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Communication offers five major programs of study: advertising, communication studies, digital journalism, electronic media/broadcasting, and public relations. The department employs 40 full-time faculty members dedicated to teaching approximately 1,000 communication majors. Additional information about the Department of Communication, the university, and the surrounding area is located at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will teach communication law and other courses in the Digital Journalism major curriculum as well as departmental core courses as needed.
  • The typical teaching load is three courses per semester.
  • Other responsibilities include advising students, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and participating in departmental, university, and professional service.
  • Teaching responsibilities may include teaching courses at Appalachian State’s Hickory campus.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 11/06/2023

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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