Terms of Appointment: Assistant Professor of Communication; Tenure track; salary from a base of $47,500 for nine-month appointment. Date of appointment is Aug 12, 2019.

Job Description: Teach 12 credits per semester in the area of multimedia journalism, including courses in photojournalism, online journalism, and broadcast journalism. Opportunity to teach at the graduate level and other areas within the department as qualified. Promote a strong collegial and student-centered atmosphere. Advise students, conduct research or creative scholarly activity, advise student organizations, and supervise internships. Maintain positive relationships with area media and provide service to the university, community, and profession.

Qualifications: An earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in journalism, communication or related area; 3 years professional field experience. Preferred: 2-3 years teaching experience. Candidates should be familiar with Adobe Creative Suites software.

University: Pittsburg State University is a comprehensive, state-supported institution serving the four-state region of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.  Located in southeast Kansas, PSU is within a two-hour drive of Kansas City, Tulsa, Springfield and the Ozarks/Branson area.  PSU enrolls 7000+ students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Department: The Department of Communication is in the College of Arts and Sciences and offers the Bachelor of Science in Communication in five emphasis areas: Human Communication, Media Production, Multimedia Journalism, Strategic Communication, and Theatre. Also offered is a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Communication. There are 12 full-time faculty and more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students. Resources supporting multimedia journalism include a full television studio, control room, 7 editing bays, a photography studio, 23 station computer classroom, and additional support areas. The broadcast journalism area produces cable-access news, sports, and radio programming.

Application: For a full description and to apply online visit https://www.pittstate.edu/hr/jobs/index.html. Electronic submission only. Submit application letter, resume, and names/addresses of three references to the attention of Dr. Mark Arbuckle, Chair, Multimedia Journalism Search Committee. For first consideration, applications must be received by January 11, 2019. Position is contingent upon funding. Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.