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Assistant Professor (Strategic Communication)

19.09.2019 12:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The A.Q. Miller School, USA

Department: 3670020150 Journalism & Mass Communicaton

Job no: 508106

Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Education / Instructional, Arts / Humanities

Pay Grade: 001

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About This Role:

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Strategic Communication. The successful candidate will teach a variety of advertising and public relations courses, develop graduate and undergraduate electives, supervise master's theses and projects, and have research interests that complement current faculty foci (e.g. health communication, community communication, political communication, emerging technologies, etc.). Must have completed a Ph.D. by the start date - August 2020. The teaching load for this position is a two-two with research and service expectations. For more information the committee chair Dr. Nancy Muturi at

The Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication will be expected to:

  • Teach a variety of undergraduate skills-based and theoretical courses in advertising and public relations, (e.g. advertising and/or public relations writing, digital media, social media, campaigns) and upper-level strategic communication electives in the candidate's interest area.
  • Teach graduate-level courses within the candidate's area of research interest, upon admission to the graduate faculty.
  • Advise graduate students and serve on thesis/project committees after attaining graduate faculty status.
  • Develop and administer online graduate courses as part of our online graduate emphasis in strategic communication.
  • Continue to develop a track record of original research in advertising, public relations or relevant area.
  • Apply for internal and extramural research grants individually or through multidisciplinary collaborations to support research and teaching where applicable.
  • Engage in school, university, and community service, as well as outreach with advertising and public relations professionals and media organizations.

Why Join Us:

The A.Q. Miller School: Founded in 1910, it is one of the oldest programs of its type in the nation. The Miller School is accredited by The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and was named among the Top 10 Universities to receive an undergraduate degree in media. It has residential and online master’s programs in mass communication and is part of K-State’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Leadership Communication. For more information, visit

Kansas State University: Founded in 1863 as one of the first land-grant universities, K-State is located in Manhattan, Kansas, about 120 miles west of Kansas City. The student population totals nearly 25,000. K-State is the first in the nation among state-supported schools in Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, and Goldwater scholarships. The university’s athletic teams compete in the Big 12 Conference. The Princeton Review 2020 edition of 'Best 385 Colleges' placed Kansas State University No. 2 in the nation for the best quality of life, great relationship with the surrounding town and best health services. KSU ranked No. 3 for happiest students. KSU also ranked No. 7 for best-run college and best athletic facilities.

Manhattan: The city has a permanent population of about 56,000. The county seat for Riley County and the retail center for a three-county region, Manhattan is in the middle of the scenic Flint Hills. The city boasts a remarkably high quality of life, including a variety of arts programs, an abundance of parks, many sports and recreation facilities, shopping opportunities and the KSU-focused Aggieville business district. Visit for more information

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

An earned doctorate in mass communications or a related field with teaching and research focus in any area of strategic communication. ABD applicants, with demonstrated potential for publication in peer-reviewed journals, teaching experience, and the expectation of completion of the doctoral degree by August 2020. (Evidence needed for expected graduation date)

Prior experience teaching or assisting in strategic communication (Ad and PR courses). Please see this link for information on the newly developed undergraduate curriculum

Evidence of or potential for a programmatic line of research.

Demonstrated commitment to equity and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional experience in advertising, public relations, marketing or areas related to mass communications

Evidence of engagement in community networks and outreach activities

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the ONE pdf containing the following documents:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter, outlining research interests, experience, teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and professional experience
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • *Optional* Any additional information or links to information that may enhance your application

Anticipated Salary Range

$55,000 - $65,000 / 9 month contract

Review of Applications Begins:

October 15, 2019, and continues until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.



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