Academic and Faculty

Communication Department

School of Arts and Sciences

Communications Faculty -- CLOSED

The Communication Department at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for a position in Public Relations/Strategic Communication. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach the following courses: Crisis Communication, Strategic Writing, Listening and Negotiation, Public Relations, Leadership and/or Ethics of Strategic Communication.

A Ph.D. or ABD in public relations or strategic communication is preferred but an M.A. will be considered. Rank and tenure dependent upon qualifications. This appointment is scheduled to begin August 2015. The position requires a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with the names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references, and unofficial transcripts to (Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire.)  Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position(s) has been filled.

Employment will require a background check. Missouri Southern State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants must be lawfully authorized 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.