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Communication Department

School of Arts & Sciences

Human Resources Department

Mass Communication Lecturer -- CLOSED

The Communication Department at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri, invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Lecturer beginning August 2015. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach audio and video production as well as other multimedia platforms. Preference given to those candidates who in addition can teach nonverbal and gender communication classes. The position requires a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. An M.A. in Mass Communication degree is required; a Ph.D. is preferred.

This appointment is scheduled to begin August 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at; include the title “Communication – Lecturer” 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.