Faculty Search in Rhetoric & Political Culture

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Political Culture

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in rhetoric and political culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for this position is August 23, 2016.

The successful candidate will have or show clear promise of a strong research record and an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and political culture. The ideal candidate’s research program should emphasize rhetoric of diverse voices, including examinations of one or more of the following: race, gender, sexuality, and class rhetoric.  The ideal candidate will be able teach from among the following courses: rhetorical criticism, public address, rhetoric and social change, rhetoric of black America, gender and communication, political communication.

Candidates are especially encouraged to apply whose research has the potential to draw upon the rich archival resources housed in the larger Washington, D.C. area (or other archival sites). Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. They must also have a clear potential to establish a strong, active research program and the ability to conduct graduate advising. Teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.  The department is nationally ranked for its research in a number of areas including public relations, intercultural/international communication, and rhetoric & political culture.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities.  Applicants interested in the area’s research resources, including federal funding agencies, are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit their application materials by October 12, 2015. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a program of research statement, and names and contract information for three references.  Applications should be submitted via ejobs.umd.edu (http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/36425).  Applicants with questions should email Dr. Kristy Maddux, chair of the search committee, at klmaddux@umd.edu.

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site at  http://www.comm.umd.edu. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

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