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The School of Journalism at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed-term faculty position in the area of sports journalism. We seek an expert with professional experience, teaching experience and whose scholarship and teaching interests focus on the skills, strategies and use of communication technologies to investigate and report on sports events, issues and personalities and health issues related to sports.

We are looking for a motivated colleague who will form a dynamic partnership with us, as we become the “go-to” place for sports journalism. Our future colleague should have experience and teaching skills on managing and disseminating information effectively and gathering, writing and reporting with innovative technologies. Successful candidates will have evidence of scholarly work that may include impact of social media on athletes and sports health issues. A keen interest to lead sports media study abroad and summer programs is preferred. External funding success and collaborations across disciplines are part of this position.

Rank will be commensurate with degree and experience. The minimum qualification for an Assistant Instructor is a Bachelor’s degree; the minimum qualification for an Instructor is a Master’s degree; and the minimum qualification for an Assistant Professor is a Ph.D., M.F.A., or other terminal degree.

The School of Journalism houses vibrant and internationally recognized scholars and professionals who offer a rigorous and innovative professional curriculum and nationally ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs. We have been nationally accredited since 1949, and are in the select group of premier programs today. Our students are prepared to be the leaders and visionaries of the industry. 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 L.A. Dickerson, Chair of the Sports Journalism Search Committee, School of Journalism, Michigan State University, at dicker22@msu.edu. To apply, please refer to Posting #9200 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website: jobs.msu.edu. 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 April 1, 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.


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