[CITASA] Great job opening!
cotten at msu.edu
Thu Oct 10 14:42:38 EDT 2013
Hi everyone. Please see below for a great job opening in my department at
Michigan State! Please disseminate to others who may be interested.
Tenure-Track Assistant / Associate Professor Position in Social Media /
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
Michigan State University
The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media (TISM)
at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area
of social media and/or social computing. We seek a scholar whose
cutting-edge research centers on innovative social media and/or social
computing practices, applications, and/or effects. Interest in mobile
applications of social media, ubiquitous computing, big data, health IT,
predictive analytics, collective intelligence, and/or computational social
science is particularly desirable. Programming skills and proficiency in
network analysis are a plus. Teaching duties will include graduate and
undergraduate courses in information and communication technologies (ICTs)
and social media and/or social computing. The ability to teach courses in
research methods, social computing, social networks, ICTs, human-computer
interaction (HCI), and relevant programming languages is also desired.
Assistant Professor candidates should be able to demonstrate their potential
to obtain external funding to support their scholarship and to publish
peer-reviewed works in respected research outlets. Associate Professor
candidates should have a track record of successful grant seeking and a
track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference
proceedings. Candidates will be excellent teachers and, for mid-career
applicants, mentors to graduate students and junior faculty. We encourage
individuals from a diverse range of disciplinary and methodological
traditions to apply. A PhD in a relevant discipline, such as Informatics,
Computer Science, Communication, Business, Psychology, Economics, Sociology
or other areas in the social or technical sciences, should be completed
prior to the start of the appointment, expected to be August 16, 2014.
The TISM department is a member of the iSchools consortium, and home to a
dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty internationally renowned for their
cutting-edge research on the uses and implications of ICTs. Most recently,
the doctoral program in Media and Information Studies, offered jointly by
TISM along with the School of Journalism and the Departments of Advertising
+ Public Relations, was ranked #3 among Media Ph.D. programs in the U.S. by
the National Research Council. 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 media,
human computer interaction, sociotechnical systems, digital games and
meaningful play, ICT for development (ICT4D), health and technology,
commerce, and communication economics and policy. Our faculty also engage in
creative scholarship, design traditional and interactive media experiences,
and develop sociotechnical systems.
To apply, please visit the Michigan State University Employment
Opportunities website (
<http://web.archive.org/web/20130109144800/https:/jobs.msu.edu/> edu), refer
to Posting 8346, and complete an electronic submission. Applicants should
submit the following materials electronically: (1) a cover letter indicating
the position you are interested in and summarizing your qualifications for
it, (2) a current vita, (3) if appropriate, the URL to an existing
individual or collaborative website that conveys your current scholarship,
and (4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to
serve as your recommenders to the search committee. Review of applications
will begin on November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris, Search
Committee Chair, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies &
Media at Michigan State University, at <mailto:coursari at msu.edu>
coursari at msu.edu.
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.
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