Former University of Missouri professor Melissa Click has landed a new job at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., according to Gonzaga University’s website.
Click was a communications professor at the University of Missouri until she was fired in February after a video of her assaulting a student journalist went viral and received national attention. Later on a video emerged of her cursing at a police officer.
At Gonzaga, Click is listed as a lecturer on the faculty page of the university’s website.
Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga, said in a written statement that Gonzaga officials knew of Click’s recent history and were confident in welcoming her to the university.
Click was hired for a one-year, non-tenure track position as a lecturer in the university’s communication studies department, Mermann-Jozwiak told the Kansas City Star.
“Dr. Click was hired through an extensive national search process that revealed her to be the most qualified and experienced candidate for the position,” the statement read in part. “Dr. Click has excellent recommendations for both her teaching and scholarship, which includes an extensive record of publication. We are confident she has learned much from her experiences at the University of Missouri and believe she will uphold the rigorous standards of academic excellence demanded of Gonzaga faculty and students.”
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