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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Journalism & Media Production

Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Pullman, Washington State
70,000 to 85,000
Start date
Aug 7, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington invites applications for a full-time, permanent, tenure-track 9-month academic year, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism & Media Production. The appointment begins on August 16, 2024.

We are seeking a scholar of journalism studies and/or digital media who has a demonstrated record of research productivity with high potential for further success, as well as demonstrated success or high potential for securing research funding.

The successful candidate may take a sociological, cultural, economic, legal, ethical, historical, or comparative approach to their scholarship, and may draw on a range of social scientific methods of inquiry. We are especially interested in work at the intersection of journalism, technology, and democracy, with engagement in issues such as (but not limited to): platforms and power; digital media infrastructures; local and/or rural journalism; trust, and misinformation.

At the undergraduate level, applicants should be able to teach an introductory class in media and society, an advanced class in social and mobile media, and at least one of the following: New Communication Technologies, Communicating Science and Technology, Media Ethics, Media Law, and Stereotypes in Communication. Applicants should also address their potential contribution to the college’s graduate-level teaching mission.

Applicants must already have or will have earned a Ph.D. in communication, journalism studies, media studies, or a related field prior to the appointment start date.

We seek a dynamic and collaborative colleague with a rigorous research program that addresses critical issues pertaining to media and society. Professional experience in journalism or a related field is desirable.

About The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication:

The Murrow College of Communication features two undergraduate departments, Strategic Communication and Journalism and Media Production. The Murrow graduate program includes residential MA and PhD programs as well as professionally oriented online MA programs. Our faculty embrace multiple methodologies and research approaches working within a highly collaborative environment. Murrow College houses top-tier research facilities including a survey lab, focus group facility, interview rooms, and virtual reality, psychophysiological, and eye-tracking experiment labs.

About Washington State University (WSU):

Washington State University, a member of the Pac-12 conference, is among the 95 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of “very high research activity.” With a main campus in Pullman, Washington, WSU is a land-grant institution with several co-located campuses and an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. Murrow College is named for WSU’s most illustrious graduate, Edward R. Murrow, and became a college in July 2008. It is a signature program for WSU and the state of Washington. WSU has 105 undergraduate programs and more than 70 Master’s, and 46 Doctoral programs offered through ten colleges and the Graduate School. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons the age of 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty-friendly policies.

Salary range: 70,000 to 85,000

Application Procedure: Applicants must send curriculum vitae, a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a brief research statement, and contact information for three references and apply online at: In their application materials, candidates should address their research and teaching interests. Three letters of reference are required prior to on-campus interviews.  Review of applications will begin Sept 4, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled subject to available funding. For more information, contact search committee chair Ben Shors,




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