Media, Culture, and Society, Open Rank

University of Michigan
Michigan, United States
Not Specified
Jul 25, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applicants for one tenure-track or tenured position to complement and expand our strengths in qualitative media and critical-cultural studies.

We welcome applications from scholars who analyze media content, industry practices, media regulation, trans-national flows of media and information, the impact of the media and communication technologies on culture and society, or the relationships between media and identity, including race and/or ethnicity. We seek a scholar whose research methods include one or more of the following: textual and discourse analysis, archival research, close analysis of industry records, trade press, and government documents, or ethnographic methods including participant-observation, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. This position will play an important role in further strengthening our qualitative and critical study of media, culture, and society. 

Job duties include research activity, teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, school, university, and profession. The anticipated starting date for this university-year appointment is September 1, 2018. 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. Completed Ph.D. by September 2018, required. Junior applicants should provide names of three references. 

Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interest of current faculty can be found on the Department’s website:

All applications must be submitted electronically to:  

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 15, 2017.

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

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights of each individual, without regard to race, color, national original, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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