Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Race, Department of Communication Studies, Colorado State University. Deadline: September 16, 2019.
The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University seeks an assistant professor who specializes in rhetoric and race in the United States. Approaches to rhetoric outside the Western and/or European tradition are welcome and encouraged. Successful candidates will study race through any of a number of rhetorical perspectives (theory, history, criticism, or any combination of these approaches) and will demonstrate race is a central and animating focus of their scholarship and teaching in their application. Possible areas of study include but are not limited to racial rhetorical criticism, antiracism rhetorics, post-racism, race and space/place/borders, intersectionality, whiteness, decolonizing rhetorical scholarship, and Latina/o/x rhetorics, Asian/Pacific American rhetorics, Black and/or African American rhetorics, and Indigenous and/or Native rhetorics, among others.This faculty member will revise and teach SPCM 540: Rhetoric, Race, and Identity; develop new coursework in rhetoric and race at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. level; and rotate with other faculty to teach and revise current department courses in rhetoric like SPCM 201: The History and Theory of Rhetoric (previously entitled Rhetoric and Western Thought). Candidates will employ humanistic and/or critical methods in their study of rhetoric and race. While CSU welcomes candidates with diverse academic training in rhetoric, they seek applicants whose research and scholarly training is deeply conversant with the Communication Studies discipline.