Position Announcement--Assistant Professor in Rhetoric & Political Culture

For best consideration, October 21, 2012

Department of Communication

University of Maryland, College Park

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 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for this position is August 23, 2013.

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 one or more of the following specialties in rhetoric: public address, political rhetoric, rhetoric of feminism, race, or sexuality, rhetoric and social change, and/or rhetorical theory (including classical, renaissance, and/or contemporary rhetoric). Candidates whose research has the potential to draw upon the rich archival resources housed in the larger Washington, D.C. area (or other archival sites) are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and the clear potential to establish a strong, active research program and 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 21, 2012. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly writing, and three recommendation letters. Applications should be submitted via https://jobs.umd.edu. Applicants with questions should email Dr. Shawn J. Parry-Giles, chair of the search committee, at spg@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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