Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication (Advertising or Public Relations) - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University invites applications for two full-time positions. Rank will be at either the Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate level, depending on experience. Contract terms are negotiable as either a 9-month contract or an 11-month contract, and will begin either January 1, 2016 or August 16, 2016

Successful candidates will teach classes in the on-campus undergraduate strategic communication sequence (public relations and advertising) and the online master’s program in strategic communication. They will serve as a liaison with the professional community and other outside constituents.
Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and master’s level classes in one or more of the following areas: digital advertising, copy writing, mobile messaging, creative media strategies, professional digital content promotion, consumer insights and branding or strategic campaign planning and management. For more information, contact Stacey Hust, Associate Professor,

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is the newest college at Washington State University, having been elevated to college status on July, 1, 2008, representing the University’s
commitment to increase the College’s impact as a signature program for the University and the state of Washington. The College offers undergraduate, master’s and PhD degrees and state-ofthe-art teaching, research and production facilities,including the 19-station NW Public Radio network and two PBS TV stations. Washington State University, a member of the Pacific-12 conference, is among the 108 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of “very high research activity”.
We are a land-grant institution with an enrollment of 28,000
students. Washington State University has 200 undergraduate programs and more than 60 Master’s and 47 Doctoral programs offered through 11 colleges and the Graduate School.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Communication or related field before date of hire

Five years of professional experience in advertising or public relations

Expertise in either creative work or digital and social media

Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in one or more of the following areas: digital advertising, copy writing, mobile messaging, creative media strategies, professional digital content promotion, consumer insights and branding or strategic campaign planning and management.

Ability to serve under-represented groups and to contribute to WSU’s diversity goals in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates committed to Edward R. Murrow’s legacy of integrity, innovation and courage, and with one or more of the following attributes:

Professional experience across multiple media platforms

Knowledge of software applications relevant to the position

International experience

Evidence of successful teaching or training experience, especially in an online setting

Demonstrated experience with basic quantitative data analysis and research methods

Communication experience in a health or science-related field

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Applicants are required to submit an electronic application including 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three

Direct inquiries about the search to Stacey Hust, Associate Professor,

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Research Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter