Professional Practice Faculty, Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism


Job Description

Professional Practice Faculty, Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism

The Missouri School of Journalism is looking for an educator and/or industry professional to join the Strategic Communication faculty with a focus on work with the Novak Leadership Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

The successful candidate will:
• Teach assigned Strategic Communication courses, including those associated with the Novak Leadership Institute
• Coordinate student experiential learning activities at all levels including industry trips, industry mentoring programs, networking events, speaker events, and service learning
• Cultivate network of industry professionals to advance student internship, mentoring, and career opportunities
• Design curriculum and teaching materials for credit-based and non-credit-based learning on topics of leadership and strategic communication
• Lead workshops and seminars for student and professional audiences
• Recruit and coordinate guest speakers and visiting professionals
• Advise and mentor students on career goals and opportunities
• Research industry best practices, stay abreast in relevant academic literature, and incorporate new learning opportunities

This 12-month, non tenure track position will start August, 2023. The Strategic Communication program is renowned for its “learning by doing” approach. Additionally, Novak Leadership students not only learn about leadership, they practice it through building teams, working with real clients, and solving real-world problems.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and 5+ years of experience in advertising, business, public relations, or marketing in leadership positions.

The committee is also interested in candidates with a master’s degree and teaching experience.

Apply online at with Job ID 43699. Upload (a) a letter of application that describes your teaching and professional experiences; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) evidence of teaching excellence; d) the names and contact information for three references; and (e) a one-page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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How To Apply

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