Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and Development Economics

November 5, 2013

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title Assistant Professor of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and Development Economics

Position Location Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Date Available August 16, 2014

Position Description
The position is a tenure-track, joint appointment between the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: communication, information, development economics, or policy. The cross-disciplinary nature of this position requires the ability to conduct high-quality research across both ICT4D and economics. The new appointee is expected to situate his/her research at the intersection of communication and development. The successful candidate is also expected to gain international recognition through peer-reviewed scholarly publications, to obtain external research funding, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Research experience in the developing world is desirable.

Salary Negotiable and commensurate with past experience.

Applications Due November 15, 2013. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.

Application Material To apply, please refer to Posting #8508 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 their qualifications for the position and a statement of interest; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) three reference letters. Interviews will be conducted on campus and at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Economic Association. If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact Professor Mark Levy, Chair of the Search Committee, at mlevy@msu.edu

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is situated in East Lansing, a vibrant university town on the border of Lansing, the capital of Michigan. Our vast campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation and is home to over 47,000 students from 85 nations and about 4,000 faculty and staff. Information about the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics is available at http://www.aec.msu.edu/ and for the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at http://tc.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.

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