The University of Michigan — Faculty Opening, Political Communication, Open Rank

The University of Michigan
Department of Communication and Media
Faculty Opening Beginning Fall 2022
Political Communication, Open Rank

The Department of Communication and Media in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applicants for one tenure-track or tenured position to complement and expand our strengths in political communication.

The department seeks a scholar who studies political communication in the context of digital and/or traditional media and whose methods include experiments, surveys, longitudinal studies, content analysis, meta-analyses, data analytics, network analysis, or other quantitative social science techniques. We are particularly interested in political communication scholars who are able to contribute meaningfully to the teaching and mentoring mission of the department.

Sub-areas of particular interest in political communication include but are not restricted to: the effects of digital and/or traditional media on political attitudes, beliefs, and behavior; the role of communication technologies in the political process; platforms and politics; the contemporary news media environment and politics; journalism and politics; political misinformation and disinformation; the effects of political communication on attitudes towards social identity groups (e.g. race, gender, religion, class, or immigration status); media and political movements; political communication, authoritarianism, and autocracy; public opinion and civic engagement; the interplay between politicians and the media; and political communication in a comparative context.  

The department is particularly interested in applicants who contribute to the diversity of the unit through research, teaching, and service.

Job duties include research activity, teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, school, university, and profession. The anticipated starting date for this university-year appointment is August 29, 2022. All applicants should send a cover letter, a vita, two representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of current and future research plans, and a statement of contributions to diversity, and the names/emails of three references. Completed Ph.D. by August 29, 2022, is required. Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interest of current faculty can be found on the Department’s website: All applications must be submitted electronically to:

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by August 23, 2021.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates 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 committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights of each individual, without regard to race, color, national original, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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