MizzouComm is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor

The Department of Communication at the University of Missouri invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2020.

The Department is interested in candidates who can contribute to and help build our Identity, Diversity, and Communication area. Applicants may have research and teaching interests in identity and communication, diversity and communication, intercultural or multicultural communication, communication and culture, intergroup communication, difference and disparities in communication, and/or other related areas. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with research interests that intersect with additional areas in the department:  political communication, interpersonal and family communication, organizational communication, health and crisis communication, and/or mediated communication.

We are committed to ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. We encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and the inclusion of all persons while serving both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse racial, ethnic, and gender groups.

The Department offers a competitive salary, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty, a strong population of engaged undergraduate students, and a departmental home (Switzler Hall) that is located directly on the quad across from Mizzou’s historic columns.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field at the time of appointment.

To Apply

The following documents/materials are required for the application to be complete:

  • cover letter, including a description of research plans and teaching interests
  • CV
  • a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • names and contact information of three references willing to write a letter if solicited

Please apply online at:  http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job ID: 31501)

Use the online application and be prepared to upload your cover letter, CV, diversity statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and list of references (names and contact information for three references should be attached in the “attachments” section of the application section).

Applicants may contact the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, Dr. Rebecca Meisenbach (meisenbachr@missouri.edu) and Dr. Colleen Colaner (colanerc@missouri.edu), with any questions about the job duties.  Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

Review of applications will begin November 11, 2019.

Additional Information

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, the University of Missouri (MU) has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Department of Communication (communication.missouri.edu) at the University of Missouri has a long history of leadership in the field of communication. We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. communication degrees. Our faculty are engaged in research, excellent teaching, and community outreach. The department is home to the Disaster and Community Crisis Center (dcc.missouri.edu), the Institute of Family Diversity and Communication (ifdc.missouri.edu), the Media and Diversity Center (mdc.missouri.edu), and the Political Communication Institute (pci.missouri.edu).

Columbia, MO, is ranked as one of the “10 Best College Towns in America” to live and work. Located two hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri as well as two private colleges and local, county, and regional medical centers. Columbia has excellent schools, health care, recreational facilities, arts, and cultural opportunities.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are likewise committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.