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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 032700 - Communication
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

The department ( is one of the largest on campus. Approximately 575 majors are in concentrations of Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre. Students may choose concentrations in more than one area, and minors are offered in each concentration.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2019

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the activities below. The successful candidate will advise the independent student newspaper, The Reflector (founded in 1884), and teach two courses per semester. Courses include, but are not limited to, Introduction to News Writing, Editing and Typography, Photography, Advanced News Reporting, Feature Writing and Journalism Ethics.

Summer teaching is often available, but is not guaranteed. The successful candidate will assist with the continuing development of curriculum in the journalism concentration.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree in journalism or closely related field.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Journalism, or similar area and prior collegiate teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the field and a willingness to participate collegially in a broad department. Colleagues must be able to communicate that knowledge in the classroom environment to students as well as to other important groups through scholarship and service. See above for overall duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

The successful candidates must be able to teach in a classroom setting, work in a newsroom, and conduct service in the profession.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.

In addition, please send official transcripts, philosophy of teaching, and three reference letters to:

Dr. Lawrence Strout
Chair of Journalism Search Committee Department of Communication
P.O. Box PF
Mississippi State, MS 39762

NOTE: Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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