Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

South Dakota State University (Brookings, South Dakota)

Posted 2 months ago

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD, USA

The School of Communication and Journalism (COJO) at South Dakota State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with the start date beginning in August 2022. This is a nine-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar who will enhance our culture of excellence through collegiality, innovation, and collaboration. We are open to candidates using any methodology (critical/cultural, qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, etc.) and focusing on organizational communication or related areas of communication scholarship (i.e., business/professional communication and training and development) that can strengthen the School’s research and teaching profiles. The position is supervised by the Director of the School of Communication and Journalism.SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in communication studies, such as organizational communication, business and professional communication, interviewing, and other courses related to the candidate’s specialization (3-3 teaching load).
  • Mentor and advise graduate and undergraduate students completing independent research projects (e.g., theses or projects).
  • Maintain an active program of research and scholarship.
  • Provide discipline-related service to the school, college, and university as well as locally, regionally, and nationally, given the land grant mission of SDSU.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Communication or closely related degree by start date.
  • Experience teaching at a college or university.
  • Evidence of a promising program of research and scholarship.
  • Research and/or teaching focus on organizational communication or related areas such as training and development or business and professional communication.
  • Effective written communication skills.
  • Effective verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, research, and/or service. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Ability to excel in teaching at a college or university. 
  • Ability or experience with student advising or mentorship. 
  • Potential for and interest in grant-funded research.
  • Ability to contribute to other programs in our school, such as advertising, public relations, journalism, and agricultural communications. 

Applicants can find the below information on the NCA jobs website.

Apply Here.

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