Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
The University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for tenure track positions. Expanding department emphasizes interdisciplinary study of the mass media. We seek top scholars to complement current faculty interests and strengths. We anticipate filling two positions. Anticipated starting date for all positions is September 1, 2012. All areas will be considered, with a special interest in the following areas:
Global Media, Modernity and Modernization. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to the relationships between media and economic development; comparative media systems; sociological and/or ethnographic analyses of international and/or global media institutions; comparative analyses of journalistic practices, news organizations and newsworthiness; the impact of traditional and emerging media on democratic institutions and/or protest movements outside of the United States; the impact of emerging media on deliberative processes outside the United States.
Media and the Environment. Department of Communication Studies and Program in the Environment (PitE) seek applicants for a tenure track/tenured position. Our units emphasize interdisciplinary study of the mass media and the environment, respectively. Areas of particular interest are how the news media cover environmental issues, including climate change, energy use, sustainability; analyses of public service, corporate, or other persuasive campaigns about the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change; media effects on public knowledge about the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change; the role of new media in promulgating information about and affecting knowledge of the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change.
Completed Ph.D. by September 2012 expected. All applicants must upload a cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically to http://sitemaker.umich.edu/onlinefacultyapplicationsystem
For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by September 23rd. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.