The Department of Performance and Communication Arts at St. Lawrence University seeks two colleagues for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetoric positions. We seek teacher-scholars committed to inclusive teaching in the liberal arts to join and expand our transdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes rhetoric, communication, theatre, and performance. We welcome colleagues committed to concerns of social justice, civic engagement, and systems of power, privilege, and oppression. We look forward to collaborating with colleagues who possess strong pedagogical skills with particular attunement toward equity-minded teaching practices. The teaching load is 3-3. The positions begin August 15, 2022.
Both successful candidates will teach at least two of the department’s three core rhetoric/communication courses (Introduction to Communication Studies, Rhetoric & Public Speaking, and Qualitative Research Methods). The successful candidates will also develop upper-level courses in their area of specialty to expand the department’s offerings. Desired areas of expertise include but are not limited to intercultural communication, critical organizational communication, digital public address, and/or environmental communication. We will prioritize candidates who approach these fields from a humanities-based perspective, including traditions of qualitative, critical, or rhetorical inquiry.
We especially invite applications from candidates who will support and enrich a campus community that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We value an educational practice in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. SLU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body. More information about SLU’s diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments can be found here: https://www.stlawu.edu/offices/presidents-office/statement-diversity
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications submitted by November 5, 2021, will be given full consideration. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Direct queries to search chair Allie Rowland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Ph.D. by time of appointment; evidence of the ability to develop into an excellent teacher; and evidence of the ability to develop into a strong scholar (as demonstrated by dissertation, conference presentations, and other publications).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About St. Lawrence University
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.
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