Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System
The Department of Media and Information (M&I) at Michigan State University is home to a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty who are internationally recognized for their cutting-edge research on the design, uses and implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs). We invite applications for an open-rank Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System position (with the potential for an endowed professorship) in our department.
We welcome applications from emerging and established scholars in information science or related disciplines whose research answers significant questions about technology, and its impacts on individuals, groups, and society. We are especially interested in applicants whose research interests complement our department’s strengths in: human-computer interaction (HCI), information communication technology and development (ICTD), information systems, social computing, game studies, digital inequality and impacts of ICTs, and health informatics. Scholars who examine topics concerning diversity and its relationship to ICT design and/or use are encouraged to apply.
Outstanding candidates may be considered for a Brandt Endowed Professorship. Ellis (Ned) Brandt was a graduate of MSU’s School of Journalism, and a prominent Michigan philanthropist. The Brandt Endowed Professorship offers a competitive salary and annual research allowance. The ideal candidate is an exceptional scholar with: a successful track record of securing external research funding; experience and interest in mentoring faculty; and excellent collaboration skills. Publishing in peer-reviewed venues in relevant fields is expected, as is teaching and advising students in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Expected start date is August 16, 2020.
Doctorate -Related field
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (including but not limited to the social or behavioral sciences, information or computer science, science and technology studies, or engineering), and will have developed (or show promise of developing) a national and international research reputation.
Required Application Materials
(1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, your research and teaching goals, (2) a current vita, (3) a diversity statement detailing how your experiences and interests will enhance diversity and equity efforts within the department and/or the broader MSU community, and (4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as your recommenders, who will be contacted if invited for interview.
To apply, please visit the Michigan State University Careers website https://careers.msu.edu, refer to Posting #618112, and complete an electronic submission. Applicants should submit these materials electronically: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, your research and teaching goals, (2) a current vita, (3) a diversity statement detailing how your experiences and interests will enhance diversity and equity efforts within the department and/or the broader MSU community, and (4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as your recommenders, who will be contacted if invited for interview.
Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Susan Wyche, Search Committee Chair, Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is one of the world’s leading public research-intensive institutions and a member of the Association of American Universities. The campus is located in East Lansing, Michigan, adjacent to the state capital and an hour from suburban Detroit. Our department is a member of the iSchools consortium and has a top ranked program in game design and development (rated #7 by Princeton Review in 2019). The M&I faculty was deliberately recruited from a range of disciplines, including communication, computer science, media, human-computer interaction, management, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, science and technology studies (STS), and design to complement and create a unique intellectual energy. Our faculty advance theory and research, build human-centered technology, design traditional and interactive games and media experiences, and pursue new forms of scholarship. Current funding sources within the Department include Google, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control, and National Institutes of Health.
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