Assistant Professor, Mass Communications (Generalist)

Jackson State University in Mississippi

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 18, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

POSITION:                   Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT:        Mass Communications (Generalist)

START DATE:            August 2014

SALARY:                       Commensurate with experience


Jackson State Universitys Department of Mass Communications invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor.


Assistant Professor of Mass Communications. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) for more than 25 years, the Department of Mass Communications at Jackson State University seeks applications for a tenure track position beginning August 2014. A Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience is required at the time of application. Teaching load is 9-12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities of graduate students. Candidates must be willing to teach undergraduate core courses that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology. The candidate must have experience teaching communication theory, introduction to mass communication, media literacy, media law, media law and ethics, and research. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching journalism, intercultural and mass communication courses.    The ideal candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and provide the training to develop students into communication practitioners with a strong foundation in theory and research, and the ability to think critically and globally.   The ideal candidate will also prepare students to pursue internships and graduate degrees in related media fields. The position requires a clear commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, an active and productive research agenda, and service to the University that will enable them to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure at the appropriate time in the Department of Mass Communications.  For more information visit:


Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, research agenda, academic transcripts and three letters of professional references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, who may be contacted. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Emmanuel Ngwainmbi, Department Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line at


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately for materials received by March 3rd, and fullest consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to March 17th.


Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research-activity university. Jackson States nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Jackson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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