Assistant/Associate Professor

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University (
Description of Positions: The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., invites applications for a permanent full-time tenured or tenure-track position, either at the Assistant or Associate level to begin August 16, 2022.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

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

Requirements for Associate Professor: Earned Ph.D. in communication or a related area before the date of hire; a record that indicates a nationally recognized research program in communication that meets Murrow College standards for tenure and evidence of successful teaching.

Preferences: We seek candidates with demonstrated success in research and teaching focused on the general area of news and society with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: media technologies; media ethics; media law; news literacy. Additional focus areas could include misinformation/disinformation or intercultural/international issues with media technologies in journalism. We prefer candidates with a strong research record in news and society 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 media technology and journalism. Teach courses in the Murrow College of Communication, including the Department of Journalism and Media Production. 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. The review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding. Three letters of reference are required prior to on-campus interviews. For more information contact Benjamin Shors, chair of the Journalism and Media Production Department, [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 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 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
Ben Shors
[email protected]
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
PO Box 642520
Pullman, 99164