Wichita State University

The Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University seeks a tenure-eligible full-time assistant professor to teach in the journalism sequence and pursue an active research agenda.

Qualified candidates will be expected to teach media writing and news reporting, as well as other courses related to mass communication at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We want a collegial candidate with a strong background in journalism and an interest in teaching and guiding students who wish to pursue professional positions in the convergent news media and/or investigative/civic journalism fields. Candidates are expected to contribute to the School’s research, professional and creative activity, and service missions. A full-time, 9-month faculty appointment will be made at the appropriate rank.

Required: A Ph.D. in a communication-related field at the time of appointment for a tenure eligible appointment, but candidates with appropriate terminal degrees (i.e., MFA) will be considered. An MA/MS degree will also be considered in combination with strong professional experience, although such an appointment will not be tenure eligible. Professional/creative and teaching credentials will be an important consideration for selection. Applications are being accepted immediately, with the intent to fill the position for the fall 2018 term.

Application Process: Applications are completed online at https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/11919 and include: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a vita detailing professional, teaching and research/creative experience; (3) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of five references. To ensure full consideration, a complete application must be received by February 26, 2018. The Elliott School of Communication is among the first in the nation to offer an integrated communication program at the undergraduate level. Additionally, the School offers a Master of Arts degree in communication, and houses The Sunflower, the university’s student-run newspaper; Flint Hills Media Project, a summer class where students record and write the stories of the people who live and work in the Flint Hills and document the annual Symphony in the Flint Hills concert; the Research Partnership, a full-service national marketing research consulting firm; and the Shocker Ad Lab, where students, under faculty leadership, create advertising and marketing across platforms for clients at the local and national levels.

The school’s mission—to develop well-rounded media and communication professionals with essential skills, including an ability to plan, organize, evaluate and think strategically in multiple communication platforms—is supported by its 35,000 square-foot facilities. Wichita State University is the only urban university in the Kansas Regents system and enrolls more than 15,000 students. Learn more about Wichita State and the Elliott School of Communication at http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=elliott.

Wichita State University is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

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