Assistant Professor



Job description

Joplin, MO

MSSU is currently seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in the Communication Department starting August 2020 in Joplin, Missouri. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach New Media Technology, Intercultural Communication, Research Methods in Communication, as well as developing new courses in their field of study. Preference is given to candidates with expertise in Active Listening and Strategic Negotiations.

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 will be considered.

MSSU’s vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for over 6,100 students and provides Southern faculty and staff rewarding career and benefit opportunities. We offer a collaborative and diverse workplace with an emphasis on fostering a global perspective with opportunities for advancement. Joining the MSSU Pride provides a variety of opportunities for you to attain your career goals, a place where your contributions are valued, and – perhaps most importantly – the ability to make a difference in the lives of our students. 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.

How to apply

Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents 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 is a great place to live and learn! Located at the Gateway to the Ozarks in Joplin, Mo., the University is within minutes of the Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas borders. Historic Route 66 runs through the city with the major metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa, Okla., within one or two hours of the campus.