[CITASA] Michigan State job opening

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Thu Oct 4 21:17:37 EDT 2012


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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 14:43:35 -0700
From: Lee Humphreys <noreply at innovativeassociations.com>
Reply-To: Lee Humphreys <lmh13 at cornell.edu>
To: wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Subject: MSU job opportunity

The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media (TISM)
at Michigan State University invites applications for an open rank tenure
stream faculty position in the area of socio-technical systems. We seek a
leader in the field whose scholarship is at the intersection of social
sciences and technology with expertise in studying and/or building
innovative systems of interaction between people (individuals, groups,
communities, networks, crowds), technology and society.

Successful
assistant professor candidates will be able to demonstrate promise of
obtaining external funding to support their scholarship and will have
published peer-reviewed works that make an important contribution to the
field. Associate and full professor candidates will have a track record of
successful grant seeking and high impact publications in the area over
several years. Candidates will be excellent teachers and, for mid- and
later career applicants, mentors to graduate students and junior faculty.
Possible teaching areas include HCI, information and communication
technologies, social media, research methods and/or games and interactive
media design. We encourage individuals from a diverse range of
disciplinary and methodological traditions to apply. A PhD in a relevant
discipline should be completed prior to the start of the appointment,
expected to be August of 2013.

The TISM department is home to a dynamic,
interdisciplinary faculty internationally renowned for their cutting-edge
research on the uses and implications of information and communication
technologies. Our curricula address both the theoretical and practical
aspects of media use and production, and our alumni have achieved
positions of prominence in academia, industry, and government. Projects
involving cross-disciplinary teams are actively pursued and encouraged.
Current research foci of the department include social and interactive
media, human computer interaction, games and meaningful play, ICT for
development (ICT4D), health and technology, TV, cinema, and radio, and
communication economics and policy. Our faculty also engage in creative
scholarship, designing traditional and interactive media experiences and
socio-technical systems.

Please direct any questions to Professor Carrie
Heeter, Search Committee Chair, Department of Telecommunication,
Information Studies & Media at Michigan State University, at
heeter at msu.edu . To apply, please refer to Posting 6753 and complete an
electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment
Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit
electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing
your interested in and qualifications for the position, (2) a current
vita, (3) if appropriate, the URL to an existing individual or
collaborative website that conveys the candidate’s current scholarship ,
and (4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to
serve as recommenders, who may be contacted by the search committee. The
search committee will begin considering applications November 1, 2012. The
search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Duties begin on August
16, 2013. An earlier appointment is possible.

MSU is an affirmative
action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving
excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages
applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and
persons with disabilities.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be
evaluated on their scholarship involving research and/or system design in
the domain of interactions between social and technical aspects of the
world, their demonstrated ability to secure external funding (or potential
to do so, in the case of junior applicants), their teaching records or
potential, and their ability to be a productive, visible scholar and
mentor in this field.


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