The Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University seeks applications for a pool of qualified candidates to teach courses media and information, if the need arises. Outstanding candidates at the Assistant Instructor/Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank will be considered. Ideal candidates will be dynamic and engaging in the classroom and have demonstrated success in human-centered approaches to design, and engages with emerging technologies, such as (but not limited to) social networks, 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.
The review of applications is ongoing and continuous. Please note that a position could be part-time or full-time and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the department. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters.
Teaching a range of lower, upper, and master’s level media and information courses
Preparing syllabi building on existing courses
Preparing course materials and syllabi
Delivering courses in-class and potentially online
Managing and grading all assignments
Following course policies and guidelines
Ph.D. in relevant field for Ast/Asc/Full Professor, Masters for Instructor and Bachelors for Ast Instructor.
Demonstrated skills in areas related to the course content
Excellent communication and leadership skills
Recognized or award-winning achievements in related areas of practice
Teaching experience is strongly preferred
Required Application Materials
List of three professional references
Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) list of three professional references.
The Department of Media and Information is home to an interdisciplinary faculty, internationally recognized for its cutting-edge research on the uses and implications of media and information technologies and services. The Department has a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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