Openings

Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professorship in Journalism

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan seeks applications for the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professorship in Journalism for the 2016-2017 academic year (September 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017).  The Howard R. Marsh Endowment provides funds for a one academic year visit from a distinguished academic scholar who studies journalism and news media or an eminent professional journalist.  

The individual selected for this appointment will contribute to the education of students in the Department and College of Literature, Science and the Arts who are studying long-range factors affecting the ability of the news media to perform their functions in a democratic society.  The selected applicant would be one whose presence would contribute to the education of students who are studying the factors that affect the ability of communication media to perform their functions in a democratic society.

The Marsh Visiting Professor will teach two courses per term, engage in additional dialogue with students and faculty, pursue current professional or scholarly interests, and contribute to the direction of the Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance.  The Center, located in the Department of Communication Studies, supports scholarly research on democratic functions of the news media. In addition, the Marsh Visiting Professor will give a public lecture during the winter term.

Applicants for the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professorship should send vita, evidence of teaching excellence, a brief summary of the courses you propose teaching, and three letters of recommendation as one PDF file to: cs-position@umich.edu. Indicate “Marsh Visiting Professor” in the subject line.  If unable to send via email, mail information to: Marsh Visiting Professor Search / The University of Michigan / Department of Communication Studies / 105 S. State Street / 5368 North Quad / Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285.

Applications must be received by February 1, 2016. 

This position may be covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Candidates for the Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow 

Applications accepted December 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.

The Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for a one-academic year position as the “Howard R. Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow."

This is a 100% effort academic year position beginning September 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017.  The position requires a 3/3 course load (fall and winter). Teaching may be spread over a combination of lower-level required courses and upper-level elective courses and will be assigned in consultation with the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies.   

The Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have access to department research resources and is encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the department, but the position requires no research.  Selected candidate is expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours and handle routine matters related to instruction. The selected candidate will hold the official title of LEO Lecturer I.

Required Qualifications:
To be considered, applicants MUST have earned a Ph.D. by the start date of the appointment (9/1/16). Preference will be given to individuals who have earned a doctorate degree in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan within the past two years and who have completed the degree by the start date of the appointment. Preference will also be afforded to those who have a record of balancing teaching and research throughout their graduate career.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Extensive experience as graduate student instructor (GSI)/teaching assistant (TA) in the Department of Communication Studies is preferred
  • Breadth of experience at the 100, 200, 300 level as well as experience with writing intensive courses
  • A record of excellence as a GSI/TA

How to Apply:  For full consideration, applicant should submit one PDF file no later than 2/1/16 containing:

  1. Cover letter outlining qualifications, specifically listing GSI/TA experience and experience as a teacher of record
  2. Current CV indicating PhD completion date
  3. Recommendation from two professors; these should be those you have taught with and only the form is needed-no letters of recommendation are required (recommendation form available upon request to cs-position@umich.edu)

Email the application as a PDF file to cs-position@umich.edu and indicate “Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow” in the subject line.

Selection will be made on or around February 15, 2016. Applicants for the position will be evaluated by the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, the Department Executive Committee, and the Chair of the Department.

Union Affiliation:

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening:

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.