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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. Candidates for this position will have at least three years’ experience at the tenure-track assistant professor rank or equivalent experience. All applicants should provide names of three references. 

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Job Summary

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 or Associate Professor rank focusing on the social implications of digital media. Successful candidates will be appointed to the John Derby Evans Development Chair in Communication Studies. The anticipated starting date for this university-year appointment is September 1, 2019.


Job duties include research activity, teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, school, university, and profession.

Required Qualifications*

We welcome applications from scholars in the social or behavioral sciences, computer science, or critical humanities traditions working on a range of topics and employing diverse methods. We are 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, media industries, politics and public policy, socio-technical systems, distribution and access, and other important and innovative areas of research.

Desired Qualifications*

We are particularly interested in scholars focused on (a) critical-cultural and/or political economy approaches to studying digital media technologies and industries, or (b) media effects approaches to studying new media technology. We are also highly interested in candidates whose research on digital media concerns race and ethnicity in varied social and cultural contexts.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

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

For questions about potential fit and your application please email:

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by August 27, 2018.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.