Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

United States, North America
Apr 12, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Position Information

Posting Number: 8449

Internal Posting Date: 09-19-2013

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 10-01-2013

Job Title: Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Primary Department: 10010162 COMMUNICATION

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Support Staff: Pay Minimum

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Position Summary: The Department of Communication and the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media (TISM) at Michigan State University are seeking an individual for an assistant- or associate-professor tenure-system position in Health Communication Technology beginning Fall 2014.

Candidates who pursue funded scholarly research opportunities in areas that focus on the improvement of health through information and communication systems are especially encouraged to apply. Examples of topical areas of interest include but are not limited to online health information and services, electronic support for provider-patient interaction, information systems in clinical encounters, e-health, m-health, electronic medical records and the organization of health care, and innovations in patient-centered communication and care.

The successful candidate will mentor PhD students and participate in or lead a college-wide MA program in health communication. Major responsibilities will include publication of innovative research, teaching two courses per semester, and pursuit of a funded research program through active grant writing.

The successful candidate will contribute to new and existing curricula in computer-mediated communication, communication technology, health communication, research methods, organizational communication, serious games, and/or human-computer interaction.

The MSU Communication department is a pioneer in the social scientific study of communication, and is the current home to numerous distinguished and influential faculty in the discipline. Its faculty is internationally recognized for their leadership and theoretical innovations. Its historically strong PhD program garners the highest rankings in evaluations of communication graduate programs, and it recently ranked in the top tier of communication doctoral programs by the National Research Council. The TISM department is a member of the iSchools consortium. Its interdisciplinary faculty is renowned for its cutting-edge research on the uses and implications of ICTs.

The doctoral program in Media and Information Studies also was ranked in the top 3 among Media Ph.D. programs by the National Research Council. Its research foci include social media, human computer interaction, digital games and meaningful play, ICT for development, health and technology, and communication economics and policy. The successful candidate is expected to be appointed in both departments, with a primary tenure home to be determined based on needs and interests in consultation with the candidate.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A PhD in Communication, Information Studies, Sociology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Health Informatics, or a related discipline is required.

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Desired Qualifications: Qualified applicants will conduct social scientific, theoretically-based research, possess expertise in quantitative research methods, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in health communication technology.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a statement highlighting their experience and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Please direct inquiries to Professor Joseph B. Walther, Search Committee Chair, at

Application reviews begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Joe Walther/Professor/

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Union Affiliation Non UnionPI75613539