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Communication Department

School of Arts & Sciences

Human Resources Department

Assistant Professor of Communication - CLOSED

 The Assistant Professor is a member of the faculty who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

 Duties include teaching courses in Communication within prescribed curriculum, in person and possibly in online formats. Preparing and delivering presentations to students (teaches). Compiling bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments when required. Leading and stimulating class discussions. Additionally, compiles, administers, and grades examinations. Performs related duties such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula, and, where appropriate, acting as advisor to student organizations. Given the opportunity, may serve on faculty committees providing professional consulting services to government and industry or to various on-campus committees. Assists with special event planning and special projects. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a non-supervisory position

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Communication or Integrated Communication, or a closely related field required.  Requires strong knowledge in mass communications, public relations, and communication in the international context. Successful candidates will have ability to design and teach new courses in media & technology, integrated communications, emerging communication technologies, and health communications. Requires the ability to teach media effects theories and effective use social media. Requires excellent written communication skills.

Requires the ability to use on-line platforms for teaching.

 Screening will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with the names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references, and unofficial transcripts to Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line. Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire. Missouri Southern State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Employment will require a background check.


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