Two Positions in the School of Journalism

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Two Positions in the School of Journalism
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Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
November 15, 2011


Knight Chair in Environmental Journalism
Posting # 5293
We seek an internationally respected scholar or journalist committed to expanding the prominent Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and developing a strong international program of research, teaching and outreach. The Knight Center aims to improve public understanding of environmental issues and trains students and professionals to communicate about complex environmental issues, using diverse media. This colleague will work with world-class MSU scholars in diverse environment-related areas including climate, water, bio-economy and sustainability.
Qualifications: A Ph.D., or a significant career as a journalist covering the environment and science. The successful candidate should have a record that warrants appointment as a full professor. A record of high-quality academic research and experience with new media are preferred and a commitment to external grant activity is a must.
Health, Environment or Risk Communication
Posting # 5234
The successful candidate will conduct research about risk communication related to health, science, and the environment.  Candidates could have expertise in areas such as: environmental journalism; health communication, science communication, crisis communication; international and intercultural communication of risks; public participation and advocacy; risk decision-making; policy and risks; or social influence and persuasion.  He or she would work with interdisciplinary teams to seek research funding from government agencies and private foundations.
Qualifications: This assistant or associate professor should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field. A history of experience, teaching and funded research is desired.
The School of Journalism is the home of the Knight Center in Environmental Journalism and has faculty involved with global health research and the Health and Risk Communication MA Program. World-class faculty is known for cutting-edge scholarship (research and creative) and enthusiastic students share an entrepreneurial spirit of reporting news and information in all forms and across media platforms.
The Department of Communication has 10 faculty actively involved in Health and Risk Communication research, and COM faculty teach courses on these topics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The department also plays a major role in the Health and Risk Communication Center and the Health and Risk MA program.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
To apply: Please complete an electronic submission at and search for the posting number listed in the position of interest. Consideration of applications begins November 15.

A history of funded research, teaching and professional experience is desirable.
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