The Department of Communication at the University of Washington seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Rhetoric. This position has an anticipated start date in September 2020, and will have a 9-month service period. Tenure-track faculty in the department are expected to produce a significant line of research, teach undergraduate and graduate classes, work with graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels, and engage in departmental, university and disciplinary service. The Department of Communication is founded on the principles of intellectual and cultural pluralism, interdisciplinarity, innovation through collaboration, and public scholarship. Information about the Department's rhetoric group can be found at http://www.com.washington.edu/rhetoric-group/polis/; a list of courses in the rhetoric area can be found at http://www.com.washington.edu/rhetoric-group/teaching/. The Center for Communication, Difference and Equity, and the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement are two sites through which the Department promotes its core commitments to advancing social justice, inclusion, and high impact research. The Department's statement on difference and equity can be found at http://www.com.washington.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Difference-and-Equity-Statement.pdf.
Candidates must have a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in Communication or a related field by the start of the appointment.
Candidates should submit the following: (1) a 1-2 page letter of application outlining the candidate's specific research trajectory in rhetorical theory and criticism and explaining how that research would complement and extend existing strengths in the department; (2) a separate 1-2 page teaching statement that discusses the candidate's pedagogical philosophy and identifies courses in the department that the candidate is qualified to teach, as well as ideas about new courses that the candidate might add to the curriculum to complement and extend existing strengths in the department; (3) a separate 1-2 page statement that describes the candidate's experiences with difference, race, equity, and social justice in research, teaching, and/or service; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) two article length academic writing samples; and (6) three letters of recommendation. Application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio. Priority will be given to applications received before November 2, 2019. Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Leah Ceccarelli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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