Department of Communication
Mississippi State University
Broadcasting Assistant Professor
Journalism Assistant Professor
Public Relations Assistant Professor
The Department of Communication at Mississippi State University
seeks three outstanding teachers/scholars to join the faculty as
assistant professors in the following areas: Broadcasting,
Journalism, and Public Relations. The department is one of the
largest on campus and consists of approximately 550 undergraduate
majors in five concentrations (Broadcasting, Communication Studies,
Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre).
These are full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions requiring the
successful candidates to teach, conduct research, and perform
service. Each will have a 3/3 teaching load (with the possibility
of a reduced 2/2 load for the first two years in order to build a
research program). Summer teaching, as well as online teaching
opportunities, may be available.
Position 1: Broadcasting - The successful candidate will
teach in the Broadcasting Concentration that includes courses such
as News Writing for the Electronic Media, Writing for the Media, TV
Production, Advanced TV Production, Broadcast Performance,
Practicum in TV News, and/or related courses. The chair of this
search committee is Dr. Larry Strout.
Position 2: Journalism - The department is searching for a
person to fill the primary role as lead instructor in Introduction
to News Writing and Reporting. Possible additional courses may
include Editing, Typography, & Makeup; Feature Writing;
Advanced News Writing and Reporting; and other journalism courses.
The chair of this search committee is Dr. Kevin Williams.
Position 3: Public Relations - The successful candidate will
be qualified to teach courses in the Public Relations
Concentration. This may include Principles of Public Relations,
Public Relations Case Problems, Research in Public Relations &
Advertising, as well as the capstone course, Public Relations in
Organizations. The ability to teach Public Relations Writing and/or
Public Relations Production is preferred. The chair of this search
committee is Dr. Laura Walton, APR.
All candidates should have experience in the appropriate field,
collegiate-level teaching experience, and the demonstrated
potential to produce scholarly or creative works consistent with
expectations at a Research 1 public university. A Ph.D. or MFA in a
mass communication-related field is required. ABD applicants will
Salary and benefits are competitive, and a summary of employee
benefits is available at http://www.hrm.msstate.edu . More
specific information is available about the positions and
department at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu or
Applicants must apply online and complete the Personal Data
Information Form at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu . In
addition, a complete application containing a letter of interest
indicating professional and academic experiences and scholarly
interests, a Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and three
letters of reference must be mailed to the appropriate search chair
indicated above at the following address: Department of
Communication, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box PF,
Mississippi State, MS 39762.
Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2011, and continue
until the position is filled.
Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or
group affiliation, age, disability, or veteran status. MSU is an
Minority candidates and Phi Beta Kappa members are encouraged to
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