Opening for a Research Assistant Professor in the Quello Center, Michigan State University


The Quello Center at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time research assistant professor with an initial appointment of 1-3 years. We seek candidates with outstanding promise in media and information policy research. The successful candidate will participate in the development of proposals and the conduct of research within the Quello Center. Candidates should be able to describe the ways in which their research and skills could advance the aims and on-going research of the Center.

Candidates will be considered who have completed their doctoral training in disciplines or interdisciplinary areas that complement or build on the research underway at the Quello Center, such as law, economics, policy, political science, communication, Internet studies, computer science and social studies of science and technology. Exceptional candidates may be considered if they have not yet completed a PhD, but are likely to defend their dissertation before or near the start date of this position. The aim is to bring a person to begin research at the Center in August 2015, or as soon after as feasible for the successful candidate. The position will be for an initial fixed term appointment of 1-3 years, but with the possibility of reappointment.

The Quello Center is based in the Department of Media and Information in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. The Center seeks to stimulate and inform debate on media, communication and information policy for our digital age. It pursues research that questions taken for granted assumptions about the implications of technology, policy and regulation, and seeks to collaborate with other centers of excellence in research on the social and economic implications of our digital age and the policy and management issues raised by these developments.

To apply, candidates will need to visit the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website (, refer to Posting 1075, and complete an electronic submission. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: (1) a cover letter indicating that you are interested in the Quello Center and summarizing your qualifications for it, (2) a current vita, (3) if appropriate, the URL to an existing individual or collaborative website that conveys your current scholarship, and (4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as your recommenders to the search committee. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct any questions to Professor William H. Dutton, Search Committee Chair, Quello Center, Department of Media and Information, CAS 406, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA at

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Information about the Quello Center at:
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