Business Title: Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant level to begin August 16, 2023.
Summary of Duties:
Contribute to one or more of the College's research areas through graduate and undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and grant-seeking in political or environmental communication. Teach courses in the Strategic Communication Department in the Murrow College of Communication. In addition, candidates are expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary research groups and centers.
Earned Ph.D. or nearing completion of dissertation in communication or a related area before the date of hire but with all Ph.D. degree requirements completed before start of employment, as well as evidence of potential for a productive research agenda in political or environmental communication and evidence of potential for successful teaching.
We seek candidates with demonstrated success in research focused on political or environmental communication with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: misinformation/disinformation, communication campaigns, social and digital media, digital advertising, and media effects. Preference will be given to scholars whose research program contributes to civic and political engagement among remote, rural, under-represented or marginalized groups.
Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in advertising, crisis or risk communication, and graduate courses in political or environmental communication. We prefer candidates with a strong research record who can demonstrate success in or high potential for securing extramural research funding.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
About The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication:
The Murrow College of Communication features two undergraduate departments, Strategic Communication and Journalism and Media Production. The Murrow graduate program includes residential MA and PhD programs as well a professionally oriented online MA program. Our faculty embrace multiple methodologies and research approaches working within a highly collaborative environment. Murrow College houses top-tier research infrastructure to support highly productive research faculty. Our facilities include a survey lab, focus group facility, interview rooms, virtual reality lab and psychophysiological, eye tracking experiment labs.
About Washington State University (WSU):
Washington State University, a member of the Pac-12 conference, is among the 95 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of 'very high research activity.' With a main campus in Pullman, Wash., WSU is a land-grant institution with several co-located campuses and enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. Murrow College is named for WSU's most illustrious graduate and became a college in July 2008. It is a signature program for WSU and the state of Washington. WSU has 105 undergraduate programs and more than 70 Master's and 46 Doctoral programs offered through ten colleges and the Graduate School. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons the age of 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty friendly policies.
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Brief Research Statement, and 4) Contact Information for three (3) references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. In their materials, candidates should address which of the research areas mentioned above best fit their interests and how they can contribute to the teaching needs identified above.
For more information, contact Stacey Hust, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and College Operations and Chair of Strategic Communication, email@example.com.
Cover Letter summarizing qualifications
A brief research statement
Contact Information for three (3) references
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.