Academic and Faculty

Assistant Professor--Public Relations/Strategic Communication

School of Arts and Sciences

The Communication Department at Missouri Southern State University invites applications for a position in Public Relations/Strategic Communication. Applicant must exhibit ability to lead a growing BA/BS program in public relations/strategic communication and teach courses in the current program. Other responsibilities include serving as faculty advisor to MSSU's PRSSA chapter. Professional public relations or related experience required. Position requires a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.  An MA in public relations or related experience required; a PhD is preferred. Course load, rank and tenure dependent on qualifications. This appointment is scheduled to begin August 2014. Screening will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

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). Please email documents to and include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.



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