Job: Michigan State University


Open rank positions with the Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing

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Michigan State University. The Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing seeks candidates for two “open rank” positions for individuals with a proven track record of academic research productivity. Relevant professional business/industry experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be passionate about high quality research, committed to external grant activity, collegial and prepared to teach in one or more of the following areas: advertising management, integrated marketing communications, interactive and new media, international advertising and research methods. Applicants from the broadest variety of relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.

MSU distinguishes itself in the higher education community in many respects, including being the home of the only combined Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing (APRR) program in America. The department offers MA programs in Advertising and Public Relations and an MS program in Retailing. CAS has three highly ranked Ph.D. programs in Communication, Media and Information Studies, and Retailing. All programs are flexible and interdisciplinary.

Michigan State University is rated RU/VH, a Research I university with very high research activity, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The College is growing and extending its influence on campus through scholarly activity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and active revenue generation. High levels of energy and commitment to academic excellence and innovation make CAS and APRR an attractive career choice for serious teaching and research scholars.

Located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan’s Capitol in Lansing, MSU has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Its local communities are most suitable places to live.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Start dates are flexible for either position.

For either position send a letter with curriculum vita to: Professor Bruce Vanden Bergh and Professor Nora Rifon, Co-chairs of search committee c/o Judy Osbun
309 Communication Arts & Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

Send electronic submissions to Judy Osbun (

Questions about the department or position may be directed to Richard T. Cole, Chairperson, Department of Advertising, Public Relations, & Retailing, at 517-353-5020 or e-mail: