Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
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.
: 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,
: 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
Appointment Date: August 2023
: Priority Deadline for Review is
December 1, 2022.
To apply for this position, please
Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be
Required Application Documents
Applicants should submit the following in one PDF through the
If you have questions regarding the position, please
- 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.
Name: Dr. Yuxiang Du
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
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
About the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social
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.
Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
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