Assistant Professor of Communication

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Communication
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 27872
Job Description

We are particularly interested in candidates who have research interests in health communication, which will contribute to our health and crisis communication research area. We are also interested in candidates who have research interests in political communication or other research areas in the department: identity and diversity communication, interpersonal and family communication, and organizational communication.

We are committed to ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. We encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and the inclusion of all persons in serving both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse racial, ethnic, and gender groups.

We offer a competitive salary, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty, a strong population of engaged undergraduate students, and a departmental home (Switzler Hall) that is located directly on the quad across from Mizzou’s historic columns.


Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by August 15, 2019.

Application Materials

Complete the brief online application. Be prepared to upload the following documents/materials for the application to be complete:

  • cover letter, including a description of research plans and teaching interests
  • CV
  • a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service
  • names and contact information of three references willing to write a letter if solicited

Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Haley Kranstuber Horstman ([email protected]), with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ([email protected]) for any questions about the application process.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2018.

Other Information

The Department of Communication ( at the University of Missouri has a long history of leadership in the field of communication. We are the 5th highest-ranked communication program in the United States, according to Academic Analytics Scholarly Research Index (2016). We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. communication degrees. Our faculty are engaged in research, excellent teaching, and community outreach. The department is home to the Disaster and Community Crisis Center (, the Institute of Family Diversity and Communication (, the Media and Diversity Center (, and the Political Communication Institute (

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

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.




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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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