Job: Michigan State U. tenure stream faculty position in socio-technical systems

The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media (TISM) at Michigan State University invites applications for an open rank tenure stream faculty position in the area of socio-technical systems. We seek a leader in the field whose scholarship is at the intersection of social sciences and technology with expertise in studying and/or building innovative systems of interaction between people (individuals, groups, communities, networks, crowds), technology and society.

Successful assistant professor candidates will be able to demonstrate promise of obtaining external funding to support their scholarship and will have published peer-reviewed works that make an important contribution to the field. Associate and full professor candidates will have a track record of successful grant seeking and high impact publications in the area over several years. Candidates will be excellent teachers and, for mid- and later career applicants, mentors to graduate students and junior faculty. Possible teaching areas include HCI, information and communication technologies, social media, research methods and/or games and interactive media design. 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 2013.

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 production, and our alumni have achieved positions of prominence in academia, industry, and government. Projects involving cross-disciplinary teams are actively pursued and encouraged. Current research foci of the department include social and interactive media, human computer interaction, games and meaningful play, ICT for development (ICT4D), health and technology, TV, cinema, and radio, and communication economics and policy. Our faculty also engage in creative scholarship, designing traditional and interactive media experiences and socio-technical systems.

Please direct any questions to Professor Carrie Heeter, Search Committee Chair, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media at Michigan State University, at To apply, please refer to Posting 6753 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website Applicants should submit electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing your interested in and qualifications for the position, (2) a current vita, (3) if appropriate, the URL to an existing individual or collaborative website that conveys the candidate’s current scholarship , and (4) 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, 2012. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Duties begin on August 16, 2013. 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.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be evaluated on their scholarship involving research and/or system design in the domain of interactions between social and technical aspects of the world, their demonstrated ability to secure external funding (or potential to do so, in the case of junior applicants), their teaching records or potential, and their ability to be a productive, visible scholar and mentor in this field.


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