Assistant Professor, Political Communication and Journalism
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 129389
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: Duties: Contribute to Murrow College's undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A., Ph.D.) programs through teaching and scholarship, seek and secure grants as appropriate. We value professional behavior and collegiality, and will encourage the successful candidate to collaborate with interdisciplinary research groups and centers within Murrow College and across campus.
Required Qualifications: Requirements for Assistant Professor: Earned Ph.D. or nearing completion of dissertation in communication or a related area before the date of hire but with Ph.D. degree requirements completed before start of employment, evidence of potential for a productive research agenda in political communication, and evidence of potential for successful teaching.
Requirements for Associate Professor: Earned Ph.D. in communication or a related area before the date of hire, at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent, and a record that indicates a nationally recognized research program in political communication that meets Washington State University and Murrow College standards for tenure and evidence of successful teaching.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.