Brandt Endowed Professorship
The Department of Media and Information (MI) invites applicants for one Associate or Full Professor position to complement and expand our dynamic and interdisciplinary faculty. 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 Department values the contribution of different disciplines, different ways of knowing and different ways of doing, in research and creative activities that advance knowledge and transform lives in ways that lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities.
The position is part of our college's multi-position thematic hire with a focus on race, ethnicity, gender, and/or social inequalities. We seek scholars who lead their field and whose research, creative works, teaching, and/or service address systemic inequities and who will advance the College's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The goal of the thematic hire is to grow our collaborative network of scholars focused on communication and disparities across a broad range of subdisciplines, bringing together new hires and existing faculty experts. Successful candidates will join a community of scholars and practitioners working at the college to enhance social justice through research in the fields of communication, journalism studies, advertising, public relations, information science, game studies, and communicative sciences and disorders. The hiring initiative will bring in five new faculty over two years.
The MI faculty come from a range of disciplines, including communication, information science, media, human-computer interaction, management, psychology, sociology, economics, science and technology studies, 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, work with policy makers, and pursue new forms of scholarship. Our department is a member of the iSchools consortium and has a top ranked program in communication, and game design and development.
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. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field and will have developed a national and/or international research reputation.
The candidate will be evaluated relative to peers at similar stages in their careers, potential scholarly impact, potential to contribute to department instruction, potential for service to the University and their profession (including student mentoring and public communication), respect and interest in different approaches and ways of knowing, and their record and potential to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in areas of research-creative activity, instruction, service, and outreach.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit these materials electronically
- a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, elaborating your research, teaching, and service related to the goal of enhancing social justice,
- a current curriculum vita,
- the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as your recommenders, who will be contacted if invited for interview.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Please visit the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://careers.msu.edu, refer to Posting #746061, and complete an electronic submission.
Review of applications will begin on Dec 1, and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Wei Peng, Search Committee Chair, Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, at email@example.com.
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are integral to our practice as communicators, storytellers, and innovators. We believe it is our responsibility to foster an open and welcoming environment that aspires to attract, recruit, and sustain diverse students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is among the main drivers of institutional excellence, and we are proud to embrace and promote broad communities of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences. Our efforts to advance DEI are guided by a shared vision grounded in a culture of caring, belonging, transparency, and accountability. In alignment with the University's DEI plan, we commit to actively challenging, disrupting, and dismantling systems that reinforce and/or maintain historical and contemporary social inequalities. We are dedicated to ongoing dialogue to strengthen our commitment to social justice, advocacy, and activism. We strive to be DEI thought leaders who inspire, influence, and cultivate progress in our College and throughout the MSU community.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.