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Assistant Professor of Public Communication and Culture Studies
Department of Language, Culture and Communication
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Full time (6 courses per year), tenure track assistant professor with a specialization in health communication, effective 9/1/14. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests explore the intersection of health communication and culture. Preferred emphasis in qualitative approaches to the study of public health, health education, health and community, or other health-related areas.

Secondary areas of interest might include communication theory, communication ethics, or qualitative research methods. Successful experience teaching communication at the undergraduate level essential.

In addition to the teaching duties, the candidate will be expected to engage in program and course development relevant to their area of specialization. Ph. D. from a recognized university communications doctorate program in hand by 9/1/2014.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – DEARBORN
Department of Language, Culture and Communication
Assistant Professor, Public Communication and Culture Studies

Assistant Professor of Public Communication and Culture Studies. Full time (6 courses per year), tenure track assistant professor with a specialization in public relations and social media, effective 9/1/12.

Specialization in public relations with an emphasis in social media applications for professional and advocacy settings.  Demonstrated achievement in conducting and publishing research on social media in any of a variety of contexts, for example, global PR, non-profit PR, health communication, environmental communication, and/or risk and crisis communication.

Experience in teaching public relations required. Experience in teaching social media theory and skills highly desirable.  Knowledge of social media applications in public relations context essential.

In addition to the teaching duties, the candidate will be expected to engage in program and course development relevant to areas such as the newly formed certificate program in public relations. Ph. D. from a recognized university communications doctorate program in hand by 9/1/2012.

For full consideration, submit letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, samples of recent scholarly work, and three letters of reference by November 15, 2011 to Chair, Communication Search Committee, Department of Language, Culture and Communication, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.