Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources
The College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure-system faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (9 month appointment) as a communication and information economist. The position will be located jointly in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and either the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, the Department of Communication, the School of Journalism, or another unit within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
Assistant Professor - Communication and Information Economist
JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate is expected to gain international recognition through peer-reviewed scholarly publications, pursue external funding to support their research, teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, and advise graduate students. Applications are encouraged from scholars working within a diverse range of methodological traditions whose research addresses the economic impact, use, design, or management of information and communication technologies. The joint nature of this position reflects a belief in the importance of cross-disciplinary approaches to address the role and impacts of information and communication technologies on issues that might include education, policy, food security, nutrition, health, and income.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or related field (with significant training and/or research in communication technologies and/or services), or a Ph.D. in communication and information studies and technologies or related field (with significant training/and or research in economics). Research experience in an international development context and foreign language skills are also highly desirable.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position and your statement of interest; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) three reference letters. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
To see the full position description and apply, please refer to Posting #5484 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu
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