Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Public Discourse - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Communication Studies.

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA invites applications for an Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Public Discourse in the Department of Communication Studies, effective 16 August 2016. This is a full time non-tenure earning, 3-year renewable contract position (NTRC), based on performance, need, and available funding. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years college teaching experience in the area of rhetoric and public discourse, preferably both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Experience in teaching large lecture classes is also desirable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The desired candidate will have the ability to teach one or more of the department’s core undergraduate courses – Rhetoric and Society, Critical Decision Making, Rhetorical Criticism, as well as graduate courses in areas of research or expertise. Normal teaching load ranges between 18 and 24 semester hours per academic year, depending on service responsibilities. Opportunities for summer employment exist. Undergraduate academic advising, departmental committee assignments, and professionally related service are expected. To be considered, a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or related field and evidence of strong teaching and effective interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are required.

To apply, access and follow the online directions to upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and a list of three references.

For more information or questions, please contact:
Dr. Beth S. Bennett, Department Chair
Department of Communication Studies
PHONE: 205-348-8073

Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; candidates from minority populations are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a list of three references in “Other Document 1”

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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