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Visual Communication Faculty - School of Journalism at Michigan State University
Main Duties:
The School of Journalism at Michigan State University seeks a visual communicator with an emphasis in photojournalism or documentary photography to join our faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor in August 2018. Candidates will have potential for external funding in their areas of expertise. The ideal candidate will have a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication in peer reviewed journals, will share our vision for an exciting future for journalism, and will teach our students to be world-class visual journalists.

Our innovative colleague will have the potential to be an exemplary teacher who engages in active learning, conducts research in their chosen area of communication and joins our efforts to seek external funding. Thus, candidates will have a PhD, an MFA or other terminal degree in a related field by August 15, 2018, and evidence of scholarly research work and teaching effectiveness. Professional journalism experience and grant activity are desired.

Required Knowledge:
The School of Journalism at Michigan State University debuted in Spring 2017 a $1.5-million state-of-the-art newsroom and motion-capture studio, demonstrating it is light years ahead in its imagination to offer students the critical thinking, writing and visual communication skills to be leaders in this exciting, evolving industry. Our internationally known faculty members are noted for collaborative, cutting-edge traditional and creative scholarship. Global industry leaders consult our faculty, alumni hold prominent positions, and students are national award winners.

Journalism education at MSU is more than 100 years old. We are one of few to be continuously reaccredited since 1949 and are housed in the first college of communication in the world. MSU is the only university with two Top 5 doctoral programs in the National Research Council's rankings in the field of Communication.

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Application Process:
To apply, please refer to Posting # 476702 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 and your vision for photojournalism, 2) CV, 3) names and contact information of three references, and 4) web link to a portfolio. The search committee will begin considering applications Dec. 18, 2017. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Please direct any questions to Dr. Howard Bossen ([email protected]), School of Journalism, Michigan State University.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.