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Assistant Professor, Communication

Missouri Southern State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 12, 2023


Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is currently seeking candidates for a full time (10 months) Public Relations/Strategic Communication tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Communication Department starting August 1, 2023 in Joplin, Missouri.

The Communication Department is currently comprised of six full-time faculty members. Tenure-track faculty at MSSU are evaluated based on the three measurements of teaching, service, and research. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Public Relations, Writing for PR, and other related courses as needed by the department. Service includes student advising and campus committee service.

The position requires a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and advising at the undergraduate level. A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field is preferred; however, candidates who are ABD or who have a completed MA in Communication/Public Relations will be considered for a Master Instructor position (10 months, nontenure).

Applicants should submit an online application that includes a detailed cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references by visiting Official transcripts are required 45 days after the contract is issued. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a background check.

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a community-driven four-year institution serving approximately 3,600 students. Expanding graduate and undergraduate programs provide faculty with rich opportunities for service and scholarship. International-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music, and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient, vibrant, and growing city with a population of over 52,000 serving a combined metro area of 210,000 and a market area of over 350,000 people in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Parks, sports, lakes, hunting, fishing, biking, and entertainment characterize the Joplin region’s quality of life. With a temperate, four-season climate, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors from community parks, to walking and biking trails to floating down one of the many area Ozark streams. Art galleries, museums, concerts, and the variety of shopping and eateries offered throughout the region add to the year-round quality of living in the area. The Joplin area also offers a low cost of living, one of the lowest housing costs in the United States, and strong medical care with two major regional medical centers based in Joplin. Joplin schools and those in the nearby communities are some of the most recognized and respected schools in the state. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.

MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.

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