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Chair, Professor- Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Syracuse University

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2022
Title Chair, Professor- Communication and Rhetorical Studies
University Syracuse University
Syracuse , NY, United States
Department Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Speech/Rhetoric


The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University seeks a highly accomplished, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as its Chair beginning with a preferred start date of July 1, 2023. 

. The successful candidate will possess an impressive record of scholarship, as well as undergraduate teaching and graduate mentorship in communication for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure.

The department envisions an ambitious leader and enthusiastic advocate, who will promote the Department across the university and within national and international academic and alumni networks.

We are seeking research active candidates with leadership skills, vision, and integrity, whose expertise complements the department’s current strengths in rhetoric, language and social interaction, performance, and media studiesCandidates should have demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching and graduate mentorship. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

Applicants should share the department’s central commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, exemplified by its partnerships with the Lender Center for Social Justice, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the LGBTQ Studies minor, La Casita Cultural Center, and more. Evidence of a commitment to working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds is required.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled: however, candidates who apply by November 12, 2022 are guaranteed priority consideration. For further information, visit

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution




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