The University of Michigan
Department of Communication Studies
Faculty Opening Beginning Fall 2016
Full Professor of Communication Studies
Media Psychology

The University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for a position as a tenured Full Professor of Communication Studies.  The department emphasizes interdisciplinary study of the mass media and digital media, and we seek top scholars to complement current faculty interests and strengths.  In particular we seek a senior, distinguished, internationally recognized, quantitative social-scientist whose work falls in the area of media psychology, and whose methods include experiments, surveys, longitudinal studies, content analysis, meta-analysis, or other social science techniques.  While all areas of media psychology will be considered, areas of particular interest are effects of traditional and/or emerging media on behavior and cognitions; the psychological antecedents and consequences of media use; the psychological consequences of representations of gender; the effects of portrayals of race and ethnicity in the media including effects on racial identity and attitudes; the effects of violent media on aggressive behavior; media effects on children and young people; media effects on health behavior; the interplay of media, sexuality, and sexual identities; and media effects on cognitive processing and learning. Job duties entail research activity in communication studies, teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, University, and profession. A PhD in Communication or a related field is required.  The anticipated starting date for this university-year appointment is September 1, 2016.

All applicants should send a cover letter, a vita, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and a statement of current and future research plans. (Letters of recommendation are not required at this time.) All application materials must be submitted electronically to:  For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 25, 2015.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.