Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism

Missouri Western State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2022
Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism




9 Months

Tenure Status

Tenure Track



Job Summary

The Missouri Western State University College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2023. Successful candidates for this position will hold a Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a closely related field ( ABD candidates considered).

Essential Job Duties

Duties for candidates for tenure-track positions include performance of activities corresponding with the teaching, scholarship, and service expectations for the department and college. We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise and professional experience, evidence of exceptional teaching, and the potential for scholarly productivity and collaboration with the region and community.

Successful candidates will:
  • Demonstrate disciplinary and professional expertise, and evidence of exceptional and innovative teaching and advising with diverse undergraduate or adult learners (in-person and online).
  • Exhibit existing and potential scholarly productivity as well as the desire to collaborate with colleagues, the region, and community.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve on department committees, attend department meetings, and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Mass Communications or closely related field ( ABD considered)
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or adult learners
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching courses such as Oral Communication, Introduction to Mass Media, Digital Photography, Digital Videography, and Media Design
  • Interest in curricular design and innovation
  • Experience with dynamic approaches to the teaching and learning of communication theory and practice
  • Success working with students as an advisor, mentor, or internship supervisor
  • Advise and assist with regular student news broadcast and/or other discipline-specific applied-learning activities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

As Missouri’s designated applied learning institution, we seek a candidate who is both collaborative and service oriented, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to building real-world active-learning environments.

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

Additional Demands


Designated as the State of Missouri’s applied learning institution, Missouri Western State University is a public open-access institution located in St. Joseph, Missouri, on a beautiful 744-acre campus approximately 35 minutes north of the Kansas City International Airport. With 4,500 plus graduate and undergraduate students and over 29,000 alumni, Missouri Western is designated as a First-Gen Forward campus dedicated to academic innovation, regional and community partnerships, and a student-centered experience.

Missouri Western State University is an active participant in the educational, economic, cultural, and social development of the people and region it serves, and the campus’ distinctive focus on applied learning and research is a hallmark of its innovative teaching and learning environment. Missouri Western seeks to build an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups and women to apply for this position.

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Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to candidates submitting materials by January 23. This position targets a start date of August 2023.

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