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Communication Department

School of Arts & Sciences

Human Resources Department

Assistant Professor Communication -- CLOSED

The Communication Department at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri, invites applications for a faculty position to teach audio production as well as voice and diction and media management.  The successful applicant will also be granted partial release time to serve as the radio station manager for KXMS 88.7 beginning August 2016; rank and tenure status dependent upon qualifications.  The position will oversee station daily operations of a college noncommercial radio station. They will also serve as a faculty advisor who in addition to teaching responsibilities will help develop student programming and will work closely with the department chair to ensure student engagement. Applicant must have enough technical knowledge to understand the operation of all station equipment and knowledge of FCC requirements. A Ph.D. in Communication or closely related discipline preferred but an ABD or M.A. will be considered. Applicants must have radio programming work-related skill, knowledge, or experience at a student and/or professional level.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at; include the title “Communication – Assistant Professor” in the subject line. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued). Employment will require a background check.

MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. Must be eligible to work in the United States; E-Verify participating employer. 



Applicants for employment may visit to view the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy that details MSSU policies and statistics about campus crime. A paper copy of this information is available upon request to the University Police Department at 417-626-2222.