Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies, Whitman College
Tenure Track position in Rhetoric with expertise in social justice and political activism rhetoric, at the rank of assistant professor. We seek an individual who demonstrates excellence as an instructor and whose research interest, graduate training and/or college instructional experience is in rhetoric and argumentation. Effective September, 2013. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will offer courses in such areas of rhetoric as social movements, protests, civil rights, global activists, argumentation in social and political spheres, public speaking, environmental communication, and class and poverty based rhetoric. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to cross-campus programs dedicated to the development of skills in oral and written communication. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.
To apply, go to this site, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies”. The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings, including its required course for all first year students (Encounters), as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. Whitman College, located in the scenic Columbia Basin, is a small, selective, liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching.