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Assistant Professor of Communication at University of New Hampshire

The Department of Communication at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related discipline (outstanding ABDs considered), excellent teaching credentials, and an active research program.

The Department seeks a communication scholar trained in rhetoric.  We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarly interests range across areas such as global rhetorics, public culture and deliberation, digital advocacy, environmental rhetoric, and/or the rhetoric of science.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop courses in his or her areas of expertise in ways that complement the department’s undergraduate major curriculum. The successful candidate should also be able to teach existing courses, including the introductory course in rhetorical studies (“Propaganda & Persuasion”). The teaching load is four courses per academic year (two per semester).

The Department has approximately 500 undergraduate majors and offers a curriculum that integrates critical media studies, rhetorical studies, and studies of language and social interaction.

To apply, visit Please complete an on-line application that includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi and teaching evaluations), and samples of scholarly work. Three letters of reference are also required and should be sent by email attachment to (Be sure to have letter writers put the candidate’s name in the subject line.) Inquiries (but not applications or letters) may be directed to Dr. Lawrence J. Prelli.  The application deadline is October 1, 2015.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston, 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

Hiring is contingent upon funding and the candidate’s eligibility to work in the U.S.

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