Assistant Professor, Mass Communications/Student Media Advisor

Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Murray State University Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, for the academic year beginning August 15, 2021. The ACEJMC-accredited department has majors in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Television Production. It also has undergraduate programs in Graphic Communications Media and Master's degree programs in Mass Communications and Public Relations. It is one of six departments in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as adviser to student media publications
  • Teaching foundational and advanced classes in the successful candidate's areas of expertise, as well as classes in the department's Master's degree programs
  • Advising students
  • Contributing to student organizations and other department extracurricular learning experiences
  • Executing a successful research agenda
  • Serving on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication, or related field required. ABDs considered with completion assured by appointment date.
  • Terminal degrees in related fields considered if accompanied by significant media experience

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Experience teaching at the college or university level in one or more of the following: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, Television Production
  • Demonstrated professional ability to communicate across media platforms.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to teach classes online and in-person, classes in the department's undergraduate common core, classes in the department's graduate programs, and to teach classes in at least two of the following areas: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, Television Production. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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