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January 17, 2017


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION/PUBLIC RELATIONS– (tenure-track position). The Department of Communication and Journalism at Missouri Western State University seeks an Assistant Professor in strategic communication/public relations to teach courses that may include public relations campaigns, public relations writing and design, client management, public relations practices, introduction to public relations and/or other courses aligned with the candidate’s interests and background. Candidates with professional experience in strategic communication and/or public relations are preferred. REQUIRED: Ph.D. in Strategic Communication, Public Relations, Communication, or a related discipline by August 2017 (date of appointment). All faculty in the department are expected to teach the introductory communication course, participate in departmental activities such as advising, and engage in service to the university and discipline. To be considered for tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must develop and maintain a consistent record of teaching excellence, scholarship, and service. The Department values collegiality, commitment to applied learning and online education, and a willingness to work with a diverse student population. Qualified candidates must submit: a cover letter indicating their interest in the position and how they meet the qualifications, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations), one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information only for three recent professional references submitted electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U. S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Finalists may be asked for additional materials at a later date (e.g., research articles, professional portfolios). Review of applications begins January 17, 2107 and will continue until filled. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- LEGAL STUDIES- (full-time, tenure track position begins August, 2017) – to teach undergraduate courses, advise students, and participate in department/college activities in an ABA approved Paralegal Program. The Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department offers a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice with a legal studies concentration and A.S. degree and Minor in Legal Studies. Course responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, a combination of the following: Mediation, Conflict Management, Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Resolution and various Legal Studies Concentration courses such as Legal Research, Legal Computer Applications and Legal Drafting. Additional responsibilities include compliance with ABA requirements, scholarship and professional development related to the teaching of and practice of legal studies; advising students; providing departmental/university/community service. REQUIRED: A J.D. is required for this position. PREFERRED: A post-graduate degree in a dispute resolution discipline, with two years relevant experience in practicing law and in dispute resolution, and both on-line and in-class teaching experience. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. EOE


TENURE TRACK PSYCHOLOGY POSITION- the Department of Psychology at Missouri Western State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2017. Missouri Western’s Psychology Department has a national reputation as a leader in undergraduate research and professional service, and all applicants must demonstrate commitment to quality teaching (including online teaching) and actively involving students in research and other professional activities. Applicants should be comfortable teaching undergraduate courses in cross-cultural psychology, health psychology, and research methods. Ability to contribute in the area of Human Factors or Usability Testing is desirable but not required. REQUIRED: Doctorate in psychology completed prior to start date. Qualified candidates must submit a detailed letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests (including how students would be involved in research), vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least three references sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. If teaching evaluation data and preprints/reprints are available, they should be included. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Review of applications begins January 17, 2017. Website: www.missouriwestern.edu. EOE