The Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO, invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor Mass Communication/Journalism beginning in August 2021. The position requires serving as the publication advisor and teaching undergraduate courses in Newswriting, Feature Writing, Media Editing, and additional areas of Communication. Applicant must possess strong proficiency in Adobe publishing software, photography, and knowledge in interactive online publications. The position requires a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. A Ph.D. or other terminal degrees in Journalism or Communication is required (Ph.D. preferred/ABD considered). This position requires a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, student-centered programming, service, scholarship, curriculum development, advising, and other academic and professional activities.
Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting www.mssu.edu/jobs. Official transcripts are required 45 days after the contract is issued. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a background check.
MSSU's vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for students and provides its faculty and staff rewarding career and benefit opportunities. We offer a collaborative and diverse workplace with an emphasis on fostering a global perspective with opportunities for advancement. Joining the MSSU Pride provides a variety of opportunities for you to attain your career goals, a place where your contributions are valued, and - perhaps most importantly - the ability to make a difference in the lives of our students. 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. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.
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About Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.