Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022

Communication Studies

Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Job Description

This is a ranked, tenure track faculty position to teach 24 credit hours (4-4 load) per year for FHSU’s Communication Studies program. Duties include mentoring students, engagement in scholarly activities, providing service to the community, the profession, the department, the college, and the university. Teaching areas specifically include: General education courses, Public Relations, Advertising, and Strategic Communication. This is an on-campus position located on the Fort Hays State University campus in Hays, KS, but interest, experience and ability to teach online is expected as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree from an accredited institution in Communication, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Strategic Communication, or a closely related field is expected. ABD will be considered with projected completion date of August 1, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in Communication, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Strategic Communication or a closely related field. Professional experience in public relations or advertising is desired along with two or more years of recent college level teaching experience, and an active program of scholarship and service.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Appointment Date: August 2023

Application Deadline: Priority Deadline for Review is December 1, 2022.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents

Applicants should submit the following in one PDF through the portal above:
  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., student evaluations of instruction and grade distributions).
  • Teaching philosophy.
  • Diversity statement (describe your experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, and explain how your experiences have reflected your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (200 words max).
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Dr. Yuxiang Du


Phone: 785-628-5365

About the Program:

Communication Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with concentrations in Applied Communication, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations/Advertising. The Applied Communication/General Communication BA is available through FHSU Online.

Communication Studies consists of 4 full-time faculty members, and 8 adjuncts, who serve approximately 50 majors, as well as staffing more than 70 sections of general education courses a year. These courses include offering COMM 100 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication, a required foundation course, and offering two general education electives, COMM 125 - Introduction to Motion Pictures and COMM 318 - Introduction to Organizational Communication.

About the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is the heart of the University, offering a wide array of liberal-arts programs to expand intellectual horizons and prepare students for a profession and for life. In an age of information, we prepare students to be critical, thoughtful, and analytical, to assume a place in society where these skills are needed most. Our undergraduate and graduate programs help students to become better artists, thinkers, writers, and speakers.

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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