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Open Rank Position in Diversity and Intercultural Communication

Michigan State University
Job Location:
East Lansing, Michigan
Other Communications Faculty
The College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University invites applicants for a multi-position thematic hire with a focus on race, ethnicity, gender, and/or social inequality. We seek scholars whose research, teaching, outreach and/or service seek to address systemic inequities and who will advance the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The goal of the thematic hire is to grow our collaborative network of scholars focused on communication and disparities across a broad range of subdisciplines, bringing together new hires and existing faculty experts. Successful candidates will be part of a community of scholars and practitioners working to enhance social justice through research in the fields of communication, journalism studies, advertising, public relations, information science, game studies, and communicative sciences and disorders. The hiring initiative will bring in five new faculty over two years.

One open rank tenure stream faculty position will be in the Department of Communication. The optimal candidate should be able to teach courses in interethnic and intercultural communication as well as a secondary area in organizational, interpersonal, or persuasive communication. We are particularly interested in scholars who contribute to and test communication theory in diversity and intercultural communication contexts. Qualified applicants should have a social scientific focus, a background in quantitative research methods, and expertise to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Candidates must have a commitment to mentoring graduate students, teaching, high-quality empirical research, and external grant activity. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field.

To apply, please refer to Posting #732271 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, James Dearing ( The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants September 30, 2021.
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