[Air-L] Asst/Assoc position at MSU: Social Media/Social Computing

Nicole Ellison nellison at msu.edu
Tue Sep 27 15:08:52 PDT 2011

Hello all,

My department (Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media) at Michigan State welcomes applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of social media and/or social computing. The full listing is included below. I think it would be a great fit for many AOIR-ers, and being in an interdisciplinary department where everyone is passionate about technology/media has been very rewarding for me personally. I'd also like to put in a brief plug for our PhD program - http://tism.msu.edu/phd. Please consider pointing your students to explore it if they are looking for a program that focuses on technology/media/information issues. 

Thanks, Nicole

Social Media/Social Computing Research

Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media

Michigan State University

The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media (TISM) at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure stream faculty position in the area of social media/social computing at either the assistant or associate professor level. We seek a scholar whose research addresses social media and/or social computing practices, applications, or effects. An interest in mobile applications of social media is desirable. Teaching duties will include graduate and undergraduate courses in information and communication technologies and social media. The ability to teach courses in research methods, interactive media design, and/or human computer interaction is also desired.

Successful assistant professor candidates will have peer-reviewed works to their credit and demonstrate promise of obtaining external funding to support their research. Associate professor candidates will have a track record of successful grant seeking and have averaged two peer-reviewed publications per year over several years. We encourage individuals from a diverse range of disciplinary and methodological traditions to apply. A PhD in a relevant discipline should be completed prior to the start of the appointment, expected to be August of 2012.

The TISM department is home to a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty internationally renowned for their cutting-edge research on the uses and implications of information and communication technologies. Our curricula address both the theoretical and practical aspects of media use, and our alumni have achieved positions of prominence in industry, government, and academia. Projects involving cross-disciplinary teams are actively pursued and encouraged. Current research foci of the department include social media, human computer interaction, digital games, ICT for development, e-commerce, communication economics and policy, the adoption and impacts of new media, and content design.

Please direct any questions to Professor Nicole Ellison, Search Committee Chair, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media at Michigan State University, at nellison at msu.edu. To apply, please refer to Posting 5233 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, (2) a current vita, and (3) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as recommenders, who may be contacted by the search committee. The search committee will begin considering applications November 1, 2011. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Duties begin on August 16, 2012. An earlier appointment is possible.

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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