The Department of Communication at Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri, seeks applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor of Communication, tenure eligible, beginning August 2017. This position will support an undergraduate and graduate conflict program that has a thriving Center for Dispute Resolution.
The Department of Communication at Missouri State University is one of seven departments in the College of Arts and Letters, and one of two departments in the School of Communication Studies. It includes 24 full-time faculty members and offers majors and options in communication studies, organizational, interpersonal, intercultural, health, rhetoric, public relations, socio-political communication, and speech and theatre education, an undergraduate and graduate certificate in conflict and dispute resolution, a master’s program in communication, and an Applied Communication in Master of Science in Administrative Studies. The department serves approximately 500 undergraduates and 100 graduate students in the various programs. The nationally recognized Holt V. Spicer Debate Forum and the Center for Dispute Resolution operate under the auspices of the department.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication Studies; ABD considered with completion of degree by December 31, 2017; evidence of potential for significant scholarship and teaching effectiveness; Applicants should specialize in conflict and be able to contribute in interpersonal communication, small group communication, family communication, communication theory, or research methods. Applicants must have a focused research agenda and be able to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in face to face and online contexts.
Duties: Teaching, scholarship, and service (including student advisement) to the university in relation to one’s field of expertise.
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Consideration of applications begins October 31, 2016 and continues until position is filled.
Employment will require a criminal background check at the University’s Expense. Please apply online. Upload a letter of application, vitae, copies of transcripts, three letters of reference, and supporting materials (e.g., samples of scholarship, evidence of teaching excellence). Direct all inquiries to Dr. Shawn Wahl, Department Head, Department of Communication, Missouri State University, at shawnwahl[at]missouristate.edu.