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Professional Practice Faculty, Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2023

Job Description

The Missouri School of Journalism is looking for an educator and/or industry professional to join the Strategic Communication faculty with a focus on work with the Novak Leadership Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

The successful candidate will:
  • Teach assigned Strategic Communication courses, including those associated with the Novak Leadership Institute
  • Coordinate student experiential learning activities at all levels including industry trips, industry mentoring programs, networking events, speaker events, and service learning
  • Cultivate network of industry professionals to advance student internship, mentoring, and career opportunities
  • Design curriculum and teaching materials for credit-based and non-credit-based learning on topics of leadership and strategic communication
  • Lead workshops and seminars for student and professional audiences
  • Recruit and coordinate guest speakers and visiting professionals
  • Advise and mentor students on career goals and opportunities
  • Research industry best practices, stay abreast in relevant academic literature, and incorporate new learning opportunities
This position will be either a 9 or 12-month, non tenure track position with a start date of August, 2023. Title of Assistant or Associate Professional Practice Professor dependent on education and experience.

The Strategic Communication program is renowned for its “learning by doing” approach. Additionally, Novak Leadership students not only learn about leadership, they practice it in building teams, working with real clients and solving problems.


Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and 5+ years of experience in advertising, business, public relations, or marketing in leadership positions.

The committee is also interested in candidates with a master’s degree and teaching experience.

Application Materials

Apply online at . Upload (a) a letter of application that describes your professional and/or teaching experiences; (b) a resume or curriculum vitae; (c) the names and contact information for three references; and, (d) a one-page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, mentoring, and advising.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, MO, is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.


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