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Assistant Teaching Professor - Rhetorical Studies
Syracuse University

Date Posted Sep. 19, 2019
Title Assistant Teaching Professor - Rhetorical Studies
University Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, United States
Department Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Speech/Rhetoric

Assistant Teaching Professor – Rhetorical Studies

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University seeks a non-tenure-track assistant teaching professor in Rhetorical Studies. The position is a three-year renewable position. We seek an ambitious emergent teacher with demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate courses, both small and large classes, and who is able to interact with diverse student populations. There are also opportunities to work with graduate students. The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load. Experience in online teaching is a plus.

Candidates should possess expertise in rhetorical theory and criticism. Ph.D. in communication or a related field must be completed by August, 2020. Applicants should complement the department’s current strengths in performance studies, visual culture, queer rhetorical studies, political communication, public memory, digital culture, feminist rhetoric, environmental communication, popular culture, and social movements, among others. A research agenda and scholarly activity are welcomed. The department is particularly interested in expanding its offerings in critical race theory, intersectionality, race and rhetoric, and/or border rhetoric.

The application material ought to include: a cover letter explicating the candidate’s overall qualifications; a current c.v.; evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations and syllabi; name and email address of three reference providers; and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies is among the oldest in the nation, dating back to 1910. The Department is housed in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, together with the School of Art, School of Design, Department of Drama, and the School of Music.

For further information, contact search committee chair, Amos Kiewe at

  • Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.

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