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All applicants should send a cover letter, a vita, three representative publications, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and contributions to diversity. (Letters of recommendation are not required at this time.) All application materials must be submitted electronically to:

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Job Summary

The School of Information and the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invite applications for two tenured faculty positions at the Associate Professor rank focusing on the social implications of digital media. Successful candidates will be appointed to one of two endowed John Derby Evans Professorships of Media Technology, one in each unit. These positions together constitute a cross-disciplinary cluster hire in the area of “digital futures.”

The mission of the School of Information is to create and share knowledge to help people use information -- with technology -- to build a better world. The Department of Communication Studies emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of the mass media and digital media.


We welcome applications from scholars in the social or behavioral sciences, computer science, or humanities traditions working on a range of topics and employing diverse methods. We are especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses important social problems, opportunities, and questions associated with digital media. Topical areas include computer-mediated communication, social media, mobile media, ethics and policy, socio-technical systems, computational understandings of digital media generation, distribution, and access, and other important and innovative areas of research.

Job duties in both units include research activity, teaching of graduate and/or undergraduate courses, and service to the department, school, university, and profession. A Ph.D. in Communication, Information, or a related field is required. The anticipated starting date for these university-year appointments is September 1, 2017.

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. in Communication, Information, or a related area
  • A successful teaching record at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Demonstrated scholarly impact
  • A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity

Background Screening

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

Contact Information

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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.