Assistant Professor Positions at Florida State University

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The Florida State University College of Communication and Information ( anticipates searching for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. One position will be located in the School of Communication and one in the School of Library and Information Studies. Applicants must demonstrate excellent potential for scholarly and funded research and effective teaching.

We seek two colleagues with a commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching in social media research and analysis such as social network analysis, large-scale content analysis, database management, or statistics that can be applied in a variety of context and from different perspectives (e.g. user behavior, information systems development, or campaign planning, implementation and evaluation, social marketing, advocacy, etc.).

Candidates should have a research agenda that fits within the broader research interests of the respective School as well as the ability to work effectively within a highly interdisciplinary environment. A Ph.D. in a related area is required. Successful applicants will teach at the undergraduate level and in both the Master's and Ph.D. programs within their School. Experience teaching online as well as face-to-face courses is desired. Faculty members are expected to serve on School, College, and University committees, and to advise students.

FSU is classified as a Research University/Very High Research Activity, and the College of Communication and Information is home to a dynamic and collaborative faculty internationally renowned for their cutting-edge research on the uses and implications of information and communication technologies, user-centered design of socio-technical systems, media effects and uses, among others. Faculty members are expected to seek external funding to support their research efforts from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and a number of other federal and state agencies.

The School of Communication ( offers Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of media and communication studies, advertising, public relations, media production, integrated marketing communication, and mass communication. The School's main research emphases are strategic communication, media and technology, communication in the public interest, and multicultural marketing communication. SCOM offers three graduate level certificates and is home to three research centers.

A leading iSchool, the School of Library & Information Studies ( offers Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist, and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of information technology, information science and library studies. SLIS serves as the base for a number of research institutes, including: The Institute for Digital Information & Scientific Communication, Information Use Management and Policy Institute, and Partnerships Advancing Library Media Center. The Center for Distributed Knowledge is currently being planned and will focus on social informatics research.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. Demonstrated record or potential for achievement in academic research, teaching, and service. Must meet University criteria for appointment at the rank of assistant professor.

How to Apply: Applications should include a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Review of materials will begin immediately even though the positions are pending final budgetary approval. Preferred starting date is Fall 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application materials should be sent to:

Social Media Search Committee
Ulla Bunz & Gary Burnett, Co-chairs
College of Communication and Information
UCC 4100, Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2651142 Collegiate Loop
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100

Florida State University is a public institution located in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida. Additional information about the Schools, College and University can be found at: and FSU is an equal employment opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other protected group.

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