Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication - Muleskinner Advisor - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication - Muleskinner Advisor - Tenure Track
Department 220330-Muleskinner
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998613
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998613.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial post-secondary transcripts; and (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If contacted for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is July 2, 2018. This is a 12-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Joe moore at Chairs of the search committee.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional faculty hours as defined in the University of Central Missouri Faculty Guide.

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 12/01/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

This position is within the Department of Communication and is a part of the Digital Media Production program. The position serves two functions, that of a faculty member and reassigned time for managing the campus newspaper. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in digital media, mass communication, and journalism. Additionally, the position requires the successful candidates to act as advisor and mentor to the student-managed campus newspaper, the “Muleskinner” and the online version, the “DigitalBurg.” The position involves managing students with the Muleskinner and DigitalBurg in addition to regular student advising and classroom/faculty activities.

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Master’s degree in Mass Communication or Journalism required.

A terminal degree in the field of journalism (or one very closely related to journalism) is preferred, however ABD will be considered.

Computer Skills Word-Processing

Actual field experience with news publication, whether student or commercial, is a plus.

Specific skills and knowledge in both print and digital journalism are essential. Examples include but are not limited to copy editing, media sales and marketing, reporting, layout and design, photo journalism, web media publications, etc.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents