Faculty Position Opening in the FSU School of Communication

Position Opening in the School of Communication, Florida State University

Assistant Professor: Social Media Research and Analysis

The School of Communication at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position.  The ideal candidate will have special skills in and take innovative approaches to interdisciplinary research and teaching in the areas of social media research and analysis. Areas of expertise may include social network analysis, large-scale content analysis, or database management in a variety of contexts and from different perspectives (e.g., social marketing for health or environmental issues, advocacy, campaign planning, user behavior, implementation and evaluation).  Applicants with additional expertise in advanced statistical analysis and modeling are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a research agenda that fits within the broader research interests of the College of Communication & Information, the ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary environment, and a global perspective.  More information about the School can be found here: http://comm.cci.fsu.edu.

A completed Ph.D. in communication or a related discipline is required by the start of the appointment. Competitive applicants will have a demonstrated record of scholarly publication, potential for externally funded research, and evidence of effective teaching.  The person filling the position will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs within the School, serve on School, College, and University committees, and advise students.

Applications must include (1) a letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for at least three professional references.  Application materials must be submitted via http://jobs.fsu.edu/ (#56346).  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013.  The preferred starting date is January 2014, though an August 2014 start is possible.

Please direct all inquiries to Arthur A. Raney, Social Media Search Committee Chair, School of Communication, Florida State University, araney@fsu.edu; 850.644.9485.

Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity employer.