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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Department of Communication

Mississippi College is hiring an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Communication, with an emphasis in Journalism, to work with and guide students in their academic pursuits; to model a personal and vibrant Christian faith; and to prepare students for future professional opportunities. This individual will teach in areas of digital journalism, digital media production, social media, and related fields. Applicants should be strong written and verbal communicators with experience in journalism and, specifically, web-based, social media-based, and video journalism. The successful candidate will be an individual who values student success and student-faculty interaction; who is committed to working in a collegial environment marked by Christian hospitality; and who is eager to contribute his or her skills and abilities to the university community. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with summer teaching opportunities available based on demand. The position begins August 1, 2021.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching four classes per semester (fall and spring), advising students, and serving on university and department committees (as determined by department chair, dean, or provost).Additional responsibilities include directing all activities related to The Mississippi Collegian, the university’s student-produced newspaper, assisting with the student-produced video news program, and participating in departmental activities as needed.

Requirements

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in communication, journalism, or related field from an accredited institution; significant professional experience in the areas listed above; and a strong interest in pursuing doctoral work in the near future. Applicants with a Ph.D. (or who are ABD) in communication, journalism, or related field are preferred. This individual reports to the chair of the Department of Communication.

Candidates should submit a completed faculty application (available at www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/), a current CV or resume, and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (including a list of any previous courses taught and areas of interest) as pdf documents to vance@mc.edu, or by mail to Dr. Reid Vance, Chair of Communication, Mississippi College, P.O. Box 4019, Clinton, MS 39056. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.