University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Communication Studies
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Communication Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for a tenure track/tenured position. Expanding department emphasizes interdisciplinary study of the mass media and new, emerging media. We seek a quantitative social scientist to complement and extend current faculty interests and strengths in media effects, political communication and/or media psychology. Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2014.
The department seeks a scholar who studies the societal and individual effects of traditional and/or emerging media and whose methods include experiments, surveys, longitudinal studies, content analysis, meta analysis, “big data” analytics, network analysis, or other quantitative social science techniques. While all areas of emphasis will be considered, we are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on political communication and/or media psychology, and who are able to contribute meaningfully to the teaching and mentoring mission of the department.
Sub-areas of particular interest in political communication include but are not restricted to: the effects of media on politics and public policy or on political attitudes; the news media and politics; public opinion and civic engagement; the interplay between polls, politicians and the media; the effects of partisan media; media priming and framing; political advertising; the effects of political communication on attitudes towards race, gender and class; media and voter behavior; and new media and political behavior. Sub-areas in media psychology include but are not restricted to the psychological antecedents and consequences of media use, including new and emerging media; media effects on social behavior and social cognitions; the effects of violent media on gun violence and aggressive behavior; media effects on racial identity and attitudes, including stereotyping; media effects on health behavior; media effects on sexuality, sexual orientation and sexual attitudes; children and the media; and media effects on cognitive processing and learning.
Applicants must identify their primary area of strength and interest (media psychology or political communication); information on these program areas and the research interests of current faculty can be found on the Department's website http://www.lsa.umich.edu/comm/. Completed Ph.D. by September 2014 expected. All applicants must send a cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and a statement of current and future research plans. Junior applicants should send three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. All application materials must be submitted electronically to: https://ofas.comm.lsa.umich.edu/.
For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 27, 2013.
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.