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Applications sought for Ross Beach Chair of Mass Communications

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites applications for the position of Ross Beach Chair for Mass Communications beginning August 14, 2016. Applicants must have primary research and teaching expertise in the area of electronic media, broadly defined, in mass communications. A wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches will be considered.

The successful applicant will have a record appropriate to the ranks of associate or full professor with an outstanding ongoing research program that can advance the A.Q. Miller School’s 2025 strategic plan. Evidence of external funding is desired. The successful applicant also will have a track record of teaching excellence and experience mentoring graduate students and master’s theses. A Ph.D. in mass communications or a related field is required.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations. The A.Q. Miller School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden the diversity of our faculty. Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application materials will include: Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, name and contact information of three references (letters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed candidates). Please submit all application materials to jmcjobs@ksu.edu. For more information contact the search committee chair, Tim Steffensmeier, at steffy@ksu.edu. For more information about the A.Q. Miller School please visit our website at http://jmc.ksu.edu/

Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is a comprehensive, land grant university with an international reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate, and graduate on-campus and distance education, extension, and outreach. The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, extension, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement, and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life of those served. The university develops human potential, expands knowledge, enriches cultural expression, and extends its expertise to individuals, businesses, education, and government. The university has a student enrollment of more than 25,000, including 3,300 graduate students, nine colleges on three campuses located in Manhattan, Olathe, and Salina, Kansas. Students represent all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Kansas State University offers more than 250 undergraduate majors and options, 65 master’s degrees, 45 doctoral degrees, and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines across the three campuses.

Kansas State strives to become a Top 50-research institution by 2025, is the proud recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED), and identified as a Top 10 Universities to Work for in the U.S.

KSU actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. A background check required.