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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Department of Communication

The Mississippi College Department of Communication prepares students to be successful communicators with their words, skills, and lives. Mississippi College is hiring an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Communication, with an emphasis in Journalism and Digital Media, 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 courses in the departmental academic concentrations of journalism, digital media production, and sports media. Applicants should be superior written and verbal communicators with relevant experience and evidence of work in digital journalism and/or digital media production. Experience or interest in sports media is helpful but not necessary. 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.


Responsibilities include teaching four classes per semester (fall and spring), advising students, serving on university and department committees (as determined by department chair, dean, or provost), advising or co-advising student media organizations, and participating in departmental activities as assigned.


Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in communication, journalism, or related field from an accredited institution and professional experience in the areas listed above. Applicants with a Ph.D. (or who are ABD) in communication, journalism, or related field are preferred. Applicants with a master’s degree and professional experience in digital or video journalism will be considered. This individual reports to the chair of the Department of Communication.

To Apply

Candidates should submit a completed faculty application (available at, 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, or by mail to Dr. Reid Vance, Chair, Department of Communication, Mississippi College, P.O. Box 4019, Clinton, MS 39056. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Mississippi College

Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co- educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences. Our vision is to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ. Mississippi College was founded in 1826 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi. Visit for more information.