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Assistant Professor - Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073484
Job Title Assistant Professor - Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Location Main Campus
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

As determined by the Department Chair

Job Type Full-time
Rank Assistant
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University seeks two tenure-track assistant professors in Communication, Culture, and Digital Technologies. Appointment begins August 2018.

Ideally, candidates will possess research and teaching expertise in critical media studies, transnational media studies, transmedia studies, and/or multi-modal discourse analysis. Applicants should complement the department’s current strengths in Rhetoric, Critical Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, and Discourse Analysis. PhD in communication or a related field must be completed by August, 2018, with superior training and exceptional promise for long-term outstanding research, teaching, and service. With primary expertise established, we welcome specific research and teaching interests from subfields including but not limited to political, organizational, legal, popular, interpersonal, and/or family communication. We seek ambitious emergent scholars with demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching who are also qualified to teach and mentor students in a highly competitive graduate program, and who are deeply invested in the discipline of communication studies.

Qualifications

• PhD
• Strong evidence of promise as a researcher
• Strong evidence of promise as a teacher at undergraduate and graduate levels

Job Specific Qualifications

• Superior training; PhD in hand by August 2018
• Publishing Record and Promise consistent with trajectory for national reputation as a scholar
• Teaching Record and Promise consistent with a trajectory notable for excellence in undergraduate and graduate pedagogy and advising

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will conduct research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Communication, Culture, and Digital Technologies, in addition to developing courses in area of specialty; MA thesis supervision; and service to the department, college, and university including help with student advising, student learning outcomes and assessment, and community engagement.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

Tools/Equipment

Not Applicable

Application Instructions

For full consideration, submit the following materials online: a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, current publications and contact information for three references.

Files may be no larger than 5MB, however, you may submit an external link to a larger file if needed.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts


The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at www.syr.edu, www.vpa.syr.edu.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 09/15/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 10/15/2017
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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  3. Other Document
  4. Reference List
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