The Department of Media and Information (M&I) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks an innovative, dynamic individual to fill a full-time, tenure system position at the assistant professor level who is interested in human-centered approaches to design, and engages with emerging technologies, such as (but not limited to) games, interactive media, virtual reality, and augmented reality. We value interests in socially relevant topics and improving people’s lives. Our ideal candidate integrates both “arts” and “sciences” in their work while recognizing the importance of inclusivity.
Candidates will be expected to gain visibility through peer-reviewed academic research publications and/or juried creative works. Given our strong interdisciplinary culture, we welcome applications from individuals from a diverse range of disciplinary and methodological traditions who thrive in a vibrant academic environment. Faculty members are also expected to pursue external funding to support their research and/or creative activity. In addition, candidates will teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as advise graduate students on projects, theses, and dissertations. Expected start date is August 16, 2020.
Doctorate -Related field
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and show promise of developing a national and international research reputation.
Required Application Materials
(1) a cover letter indicating the position you are interested in and summarizing your qualifications for it, (2) a current vitae, (3) the URL to an existing individual or collaborative website that conveys your current scholarship and/or portfolio, and (4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as your recommenders to the search committee.
To apply, please visit the Michigan State University Careers website (https://careers.msu.edu), refer to Posting #618113, 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 vitae, (3) the URL to an existing individual or collaborative website that conveys your current scholarship and/or portfolio, 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 December 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to Assistant Professor Elizabeth LaPensée, Search Committee Chair, Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, at .
M&I is a top-five ranked, research and grant-active department housed within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, which ranks one of the top ten in the world in communications and media studies according to QS World University Rankings. M&I has a top ranked program in game design and development that was rated #7 by Princeton Review in 2019. M&I’s 31 faculty have core interests that focus on the study of technology and society, human-technology interaction, and technological systems. The M&I faculty was deliberately recruited from a range of disciplines, including communication, computer science, media, human-computer interaction, management, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, science and technology studies (STS), and design. Our goal is to create a unique intellectual energy which recognizes intersections with inclusivity. This environment allows us to leverage the best and most useful elements of various disciplines to create novel insights. The department strives to promote work that is cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary. Such endeavors expand our knowledge in new and innovative ways.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. M&I is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principles of diversity and proactive inclusion.
M&I is a member of the iSchools consortium and is housed in MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Established in 1955, as the first of its kind in the country, “ComArtSci” is now one of the largest and most respected colleges of Communication in the world. ComArtSci combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and to influence the professional practice of communication globally.
For additional information, visit mi.msu.edu.
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