Assistant Teaching Professor- Business Communications

Columbia, MO
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The Department of Management in the Trulaske College of Business at University of Missouri (MU) invites applicants with excellent teaching credentials in business communications, with particular emphasis on business writing, for a non-tenure track (NTT), full-time teaching position. Candidates must have already completed a Ph.D. degree in a related area (preferred) or a masters degree in a related area with extensive work experience in related areas. Applicant must be available to start teaching undergraduate business communications classes on campus by August 21, 2017. Overall teaching load is considered equivalent to twelve credit hours per semester although students are spread across five sections rather than four. Each section currently only meets face-to-face for 75 minutes per week and the rest of the class is conducted online.

This position is expected to initially include teaching five sections of MANGMT 4140W Business Communications (Writing Intensive) per semester with an average of 90 students per section. The successful candidate may also have future opportunity to teach a MBA course or workshops in Business Communications. The person in this position is expected to assume active service roles related to undergraduate and/or MBA curriculum development and quality assurance at department and college levels. Availability to teach an 11-week online summer class in business communications for extra income is expected.

Key skills sought include: currency in business communications, especially business writing; ability to engage students in both face-to-face, hybrid, and completely online formats; supervisory skill in managing a team of teaching assistants; effective use of a variety of assessment methods; familiarity with learning management systems for grade management and reporting; and collegiality in service roles involving curriculum design, integration, and evaluation.


Ph.D. in related area strongly preferred or master’s degree in related area with extensive work experience in related area. Previous college teaching experience and experience teaching large section classes with teaching assistants highly desirable.

Application Materials

Apply using the on-line application. Be prepared to upload a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness and curriculum vita or resume. Three letters of reference should be sent to Doug Moesel at

Questions regarding the position may be directed to:

Doug Moesel

Search Committee Chair

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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