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Assistant Professor

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To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 26, 2018.

Position Information

Position Details

Posting Number 17-00320-UP/FA Post
Position Title Assistant Professor
Position Number 999064 (changed from 999035)
Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities

The Elliott School of Communication seeks a full time assistant professor to teach in the journalism sequence and pursue an active research agenda. Qualified candidates will be expected to teach media writing and news reporting, as well as other courses related to mass communication at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Elliott School of Communication wants a collegial candidate with a strong background in journalism and an interest in teaching and guiding students who wish to pursue professional positions in the convergent news media and/or investigative/civic journalism fields.

Minimum Education
  • MA/MS degree will be considered in combination with strong professional experience, although such an appointment will not be tenure eligible. Professional/creative and teaching credentials will be an important consideration for selection.
Minimum Experience
  • None
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ability to teach news reporting and media writing, as well as other courses related to mass communication.
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
Additional Information

All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.
All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.

Location WSU Main Campus

Salary Information

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate Commensurate with experience
Eligible for Shift Differential?
Benefits Eligible? Yes

Position Description Information

Preferred Education
  • Terminal degree required for tenure-eligible appointment.
Preferred Experience
  • Professional experience in a related field.
Regular Hours of Work
Environmental Factors
  • Eye Strain from Computer Devices
  • Temperature fluctuations

Proposed Job Duties

Responsibility / Duty

Teaching (3 classes per semester)

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40%
Responsibility / Duty

Research/Creative Activity

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40%
Responsibility / Duty


Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 20%

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements - Physical Activity

Activity Walking
Frequency Daily
Activity Standing
Frequency Daily
Activity Hearing
Frequency Daily

Physical Requirements - Weight Activity

Activity (weight) Lifting
Frequency Periodically

10 lbs

Other Physical Requirements

Other Physical Requirements
Explain Physical Job Requirements


Requisition Details


Elliott School of Communication

Posting date 10/31/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? No
Proposed Start Date 08/12/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 26, 2018.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents