The School of Journalism at Michigan State University is searching for candidates for the prominent Knight Chair for Environmental Journalism. We seek an internationally respected scholar or journalist committed to expanding the 13-year-old Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and developing a strong international program of research, teaching and outreach.
The ideal candidate will have a doctorate degree or a significant career as a journalist covering the environment and science. A record of high-quality academic research and experience with new media are preferred and a commitment to external grant activity is a must. The position also will involve undergraduate and graduate teaching in the areas of environmental and science journalism.
The successful candidate will be expected to serve as director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and should have a record that warrants appointment as a full professor. The Knight Center is one of the few such centers in the world. It aims to improve public understanding of environmental issues through education, outreach and research about environmental journalism and the environment around the globe. It trains journalism students, professional journalists and citizens how to communicate about complex environmental issues. In addition, the Center faculty members work with world-class MSU scholars in diverse environment-related areas including climate, bioeconomy, water and sustainability.
Electronic application submissions are required. To apply, please refer to Posting #5293 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants must submit electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position and your vision for the future of environmental journalism and communication; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and contact information for three references, who may be contacted by the search committee. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact Professor Stephen Lacy, Chair of the Search Committee, School of Journalism, at email@example.com.
MSU’s School of Journalism houses a vibrant faculty that integrates nationally known scholars and journalists who offer a digitally based professional curriculum and nationally ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs. New media research and design is an emerging area of excellence in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and opportunities abound for collaboration and program building within the College and University.
The School of Journalism is housed within MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences and is located in East Lansing, Michigan. The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University, established in 1955, was the first such college in the country. Today, with more than 4,000 students, it is one of the largest and most respected. The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and emerging technologies, and to influence the professional practice of communication globally. For additional information, visit jrn.msu.edu.
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.