Assistant Professor

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Washington State University (

Description of Positions: The Department of Strategic Communication in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, invites applications for one permanent, full-time, tenure-track position to begin on August 16, 2022.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

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

Preferences: Demonstrated success in research and teaching in one or more of the following areas: health disparities, health injustice, and health communication efforts with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and equity, health promotion/education, strategic or health communication campaigns, risk communication, e-health, mobile health or related areas. Strong preference for candidates whose work compliments others in the department and further grows the expertise of the Murrow College of Communication in health communication. Open to various methods including the use of big data for health communication efforts and/or computational methods. Demonstrated success in working with specialized populations, securing grants, and interacting with industry professionals. Prior experience with online teaching and demonstrated ability to conduct programmatic, high-quality research. We seek a colleague who will complement and build on our existing strengths in health communication research including work conducted through the support of the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research.

Duties: Contribute to Murrow College’s undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A., Ph.D.) programs through teaching and scholarship, seek and secure grants as appropriate. Contribute to the online master’s program in Health Communication and Promotion and the online master’s program in Strategic Communication. We value professional behavior and collegiality, and will encourage the successful candidate to collaborate with interdisciplinary research groups and centers within Murrow College and across campus.

Application Procedure: Applicants must send curriculum vitae, a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a brief research statement, and contact information for three references and apply online at: In their application materials, candidates should address their research and teaching interests. Three letters of reference are required prior to on-campus interviews. Review of applications will begin November 6, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled subject to available funding. For more information, contact search committee chair Stacey Hust, [email protected]

The Murrow College of Communication features two undergraduate departments, Strategic Communication and Journalism and Media Production. The Murrow graduate program includes residential MA and Ph.D. programs as well as professionally oriented online MA programs. Our faculty embrace multiple methodologies and research approaches working within a highly collaborative environment. Murrow College houses top-tier research facilities including a survey lab, focus group facility, interview rooms, 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 the main campus in Pullman, Wash., WSU is a land-grant institution with several co-located campuses and an 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 Masters 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.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 99164

Contact Information
Stacey Hust
[email protected]
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
PO Box 642520
Pullman, 99164