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Michigan State University - Department of Media and Information

Media and Information Chairperson

College of Communication Arts Sciences
Department of Media and Information
Location: East Lansing, MI

Position Summary

M&I is a top-five ranked, research and grant-active department. The department’s 31 faculty have core interests that focus on the study of technology and society, human-technology interaction, and technological systems. The M&I faculty was deliberately recruited from a range of disciplines, including communication, computer science, media human-computer interaction, management, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, STS, and design to complement each and to create a unique intellectual energy. This environment takes the best and most useful elements of various disciplines to create novel insights. Such endeavors expand our knowledge in new and innovative ways.
Our top-ranked cross-department doctoral program has over 60 students. Our applied master’s program enrolls over 60 students from across the globe. We educate over 800 undergraduate majors in film and media production, games and interactive media, media and information management, and human-centered technology design.

Our next chairperson will be a globally recognized scholar who brings dynamic and inclusive leadership experience to further our transdisciplinary vision and to balance the department’s research initiatives and creative activity with our teaching mission. We value experience in public policy or industry and a willingness to engage with stakeholders outside the academy.

The Department of Media and Information is a member of the iSchools consortium and is housed in MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Established in 1955, as the first of its kind in the country, “ComArtSci” is now one of the largest and most respected colleges of Communication in the world. ComArtSci combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and to influence the professional practice of communication globally. For additional information, visit

M&I is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The department is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principles of diversity and proactive inclusion.

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

For more information, please see or contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Keith N. Hampton (

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