Journalism and Crisis Communication

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Journalism and Crisis Communication
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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, US
October 15, 2013


Michigan State University
School of Journalism and Department of Advertising + Public Relations
Journalism and Crisis Communication
The School of Journalism, together with the Department of Advertising + Public Relations in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications for a tenure-system Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the area of journalism and crisis communication. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching interests focus on the skills, strategies and use of communication technologies use to plan for, cover and respond to domestic and international crisis and emergency events. These events may be the result of both natural and man-made disasters such as large-scale accidents, health issues, climatic events, terrorism, and violence. 
We are looking for a motivated colleague whose skills focus on managing and disseminating information effectively; and gathering, writing and reporting with innovative technologies. Successful candidates will have a doctorate at the time of appointment as well as evidence of scholarly work. Experience seeking and obtaining external funds is highly desirable, since grant writing is expected of the appointed candidate. Classroom responsibilities will include teaching skill classes. The tenure home is in the School of Journalism and jointly appointed with the Department of Advertising + Public Relations. 
The School of Journalism and the Department of Advertising + Public Relations both house dynamic and internationally recognized scholars and professionals who offer a rigorous and innovative professional curriculum and nationally ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs. Faculty members are particularly known for success in three signature areas, namely health & risk communication, new media technologies, and international applications. Our curricula address both the theoretical and practical aspects of communication fields, and our alumni have achieved positions of prominence in industry, government, and academia. We were the first College of Communication in the country, and MSU is the only university in the country with two Top 10 doctoral programs in the National Research Council’s rankings in the field of Communication. 
Please direct any questions to Dr. Manuel Chavez, Chair of the Crisis Communication Search Committee, School of Journalism, Michigan State University, To apply, please refer to Posting #8339 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website: Applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, 2) current vita, and 3) the names of three references who may be contacted by the search committee. The search committee will begin considering applications October 15, 2013. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Duties begin August 16, 2014. 
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.