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The University of Michigan

Location: Ann ArborMI  48109 Document ID: AC236-3Z34 Posted on: 2018-06-2106/21/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
2018-08-20
 

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank focusing on media psychology. The department emphasizes interdisciplinary study of mass media and digital media, and we seek top scholars to complement current faculty interests and strengths. In particular we seek a quantitative social scientist whose work falls in the area of media psychology (i.e., media uses, processes, and effects), and whose methods include experiments, surveys, longitudinal studies, content analysis, meta-analysis, or other social scientific techniques.  While all areas of media psychology will be considered, areas of particular interest are the psychological antecedents and consequences of media use; representations of gender and/or sexuality and their consequences; representations of race and ethnicity and their consequences; media uses and effects

among members of understudied and/or marginalized groups; media uses and effects through the lifecourse; media effects on health, risk, and environmental behavior; media effects on cognitive processing and learning; and strategic communication (i.e., public relations, advertising, and/or other communication aimed at meeting an organizational mission, approached from a theoretical perspective).

Job duties include research activity, teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, school, university, and profession. The anticipated starting date for this university-year appointment is September 1, 2019. All applicants should send a cover letter, a vita, two representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of current and future research plans, and a statement of contributions to diversity. All applicants should provide names and contact information for three references. 

Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interests of current faculty can be found on the Department’s website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/comm. All applications must be submitted electronically to: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1129

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 10, 2018.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights of each individual, without regard to race, color, national original, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

For questions about potential fit and your application please email: mediapsychology@umich.edu

     

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