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(15/10/2022) Job Market-Washington State University: Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication

Description of Positions: The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant level to begin August 16, 2023.

SalaryCompetitive and commensurate with experience.

Requirements for Assistant Professors: Earned Ph.D. or nearing completion of dissertation in communication or a related area before the date of hire but with all Ph.D. degree requirements completed before start of employment, as well as evidence of potential for a productive research agenda in political or environmental communication and evidence of potential for successful teaching.

Preferences:   We seek candidates with demonstrated success in research focused on political or environmental communication with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: misinformation/disinformation, communication campaigns, social and digital media, digital advertising, and media effects. Preference will be given to scholars whose research program contributes to civic and political engagement among remote, rural, under-represented or marginalized groups.

Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in advertising, crisis or risk communication, and graduate courses in political or environmental communication. We prefer candidates with a strong research record who can demonstrate success in or high potential for securing extramural research funding.

Duties: Contribute to one or more of the College’s research areas through graduate and undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and grant-seeking in political or environmental communication.  Teach courses in the Strategic Communication Department in the Murrow College of Communication. In addition, candidates are expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary research groups and centers.

Application Procedure: Applicants must send a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, and contact information for three references and apply online at In their materials, candidates should address which of the research areas mentioned above best fit their interests and how they can contribute to the teaching needs identified above. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022. The position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding. For more information contact Stacey Hust, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and College Operations, Murrow College of Communication, at

The Murrow College of Communication features two undergraduate departments, Strategic Communication and Journalism and Media Production. The Murrow graduate program includes residential MA and PhD programs as well a professionally oriented online MA program. Our faculty embrace multiple methodologies and research approaches working within a highly collaborative environment. Murrow College houses top-tier research infrastructure to support highly productive research faculty. Our facilities include a survey lab, focus group facility, interview rooms, virtual reality lab and psychophysiological, eye tracking experiment labs.

Washington State University, a member of the Pac-12 conference, is among the 95 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of “very high research activity.”  With a main campus in Pullman, Wash., WSU is a land-grant institution with several co-located campuses and enrollment of nearly 30,000 students.  Murrow College is named for WSU’s most illustrious graduate and became a college in July 2008.  It is a signature program for WSU and the state of Washington.  WSU has 105 undergraduate programs and more than 70 Master’s and 46 Doctoral programs offered through ten colleges and the Graduate School.  Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.  Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons the age of 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty friendly policies.