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 media production, including courses in live event production, documentary production, corporate and promotional video production, and intro to audio/video production. 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 (MFA or Ph.D.) in media production, 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 media production include a full television studio, control room, 7 editing bays, 23 station computer classroom, and additional support areas. The media production area has a record of award-winning documentary and sports productions at state, regional, and national competitions.

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. Troy Comeau, Chair, Media Production 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.