Michigan State U: Interethnic & Intercultural Communication (USA)

“JobTenure track open rank in Interethnic and Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, Michigan State University,  East Lansing, MI USA. Deadline: September 8, 2023; posted September 8, 2021.

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University invites applicants for a multi-position thematic hire with a focus on race, ethnicity, gender, and/or social inequality. They seek scholars whose research, teaching, outreach and/or service seek to 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 be part of a community of scholars and practitioners working 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.

One open rank tenure stream faculty position will be in the Department of Communication. The optimal candidate should be able to teach courses in interethnic and intercultural communication as well as a secondary area in organizational, interpersonal, or persuasive communication. They are particularly interested in scholars who contribute to and test communication theory in diversity and intercultural communication contexts. Qualified applicants should have a social scientific focus, a background in quantitative research methods, and expertise to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Candidates must have a commitment to mentoring graduate students, teaching, high-quality empirical research, and external grant activity. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field.

NOTE: This is Posting #732271, once you get to the MSU site.

Michigan State U: Second Language Acquisition – Funded PHD (USA)


Fully funded PHD in Second Language Acquisition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Deadline: December 6, 2019.

The Michigan State University Second Language Studies Program is offering a fully funded Ph.D. position in Second Language Acquisition with a specialization in language policy. This person will assist Dr. Peter De Costa with research on language policy, with a specific focus on multilingualism in K-12 contexts, a critique of neoliberal English as a medium of instruction (EMI) policies, and family language policy in international and domestic (US) settings. Priority will be given to individuals who are interested in exploring the interface between language policy and SLA and who have experience in carrying out innovative multimodal language-in-education policy research. The position includes a full MSU tuition waiver, a bi-weekly stipend 9 months per year, and health care year round (12 months per year). To apply for this position, apply as normal (as indicated below) but, in your Personal Statement, write “Application for the Language Policy Graduate Research Assistantship” at the top. if you have questions about this position, please email Dr. Peter De Costa. To apply for the doctoral program (deadline: December 6, 2019), go to Admissions.

Michigan State U job ad

The School of Journalism and the Department of Communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Michigan State University (MSU) seek a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the areas of health, environment, science, and risk communication.

The successful candidate will conduct research about risk communication related to health, science, and the environment.  Candidates could have expertise in areas such as: environmental journalism; health communication, science communication, crisis communication; international and intercultural communication of risks; public participation and advocacy; risk decision-making; policy and risks; or social influence and persuasion.  The successful candidate would work with interdisciplinary teams to seek research funding from government agencies and private foundations.

This position is jointly appointed between Journalism and Communication and housed in the School of Journalism. The split of duties will depend on the expertise of the person hired, but the person will be expected to teach courses in both units.  The candidate would be expected to work with faculty in the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, the CAS Health & Risk Communication Center and other units at MSU. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Journalism, Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field. Experience in funded research is desirable.

To apply, please refer to Posting #5234 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, a vita, and the names of three references.  Please direct inquiries to Dr. Lucinda Davenport (ludavenp@msu.edu) or Dr. Charles Atkin (atkin@msu.edu), co-chairs of the search committee. The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants Nov. 1, 2011, and continue until an exceptional candidate is selected.

The School of Journalism and Department of Communication are housed within MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences, located in East Lansing, Michigan.  The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University, established in 1955, was the first such college in the country.  Today, with more than 4,000 students, it is one of the largest and most respected.  The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and emerging technologies, and to influence the professional practice of communication globally.  For additional information, visit cas.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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