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Murrow College of Communication
Lincolnia, VA
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Mar 20, 2023

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The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Washington State University (

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, WA invites applications for a full-time 9-month academic year, Assistant Professor, Career Track, in Strategic Communication. Appointment begins August 16, 2023.

Qualifications: Candidates will have earned a master's degree before the date of hire with at least three years of professional experience in a related area (e.g., advertising, public relations, marketing or corporate communication). Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Strategic Communication department, contribute to a professional online MA program in Strategic Communication, and contribute to a professional online MA in Health Communication and Promotion. The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester. Successful candidates may also advise undergraduate student groups and serve as a liaison with the professional community and other outside constituents.

Preferences: Ability to teach undergraduate classes on the Pullman campus in one or more of the following areas: creative media strategies & techniques for advertising, reasoning and writing, persuasion, digital content promotion, message design and evaluation, communication in global contexts, and crisis communication. Professional experience with content strategy and creation across multiple media platforms and with digital innovations, social media monitoring and analytics, knowledge of software applications relevant to the position (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud products), five years of work experience and evidence of successful teaching experience. Evidence of potential to contribute to the Murrow College's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Experience advising a student-led firm and leading international and national experiential experiences with students a plus.

About The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication:

The Murrow College of Communication features two undergraduate departments, Strategic Communication and Journalism and Media Production. The Murrow graduate program includes residential MA and PhD programs as well as professionally oriented online MA programs. Our faculty embrace multiple methodologies and research approaches working within a highly collaborative environment. Murrow College houses top-tier research facilities including a survey lab, focus group facility, interview rooms, and psychophysiological, eye tracking experiment labs.

About Washington State University (WSU):

Washington State University, a member of the Pac-12 conference, is among the 95 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of "very high research activity." With a main campus in Pullman, Wash., WSU is a land-grant institution with several co-located campuses and enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. Murrow College is named for WSU's most illustrious graduate and became a college in July 2008. It is a signature program for WSU and the state of Washington. WSU has 105 undergraduate programs and more than 70 Master's, and 46 Doctoral programs offered through ten colleges and the Graduate School. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons the age of 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty friendly policies.

Salary range: $60,000 to $80,000

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references and apply online at:

For more information, contact Stacey Hust, Chair of Strategic Communication,

Review of applications will begin April 4, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding.

Area/College: Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Department Name: Strategic Communication

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

FTE: 100%

Tenure Track: No

Position Type: Temporary

Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on May 15, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Screening Begin Date: This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin April 4, 2023.

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