Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Communication Studies to begin September 1, 2021.
Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. We seek a rhetorical scholar who will teach and conduct research focusing on civic communication with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful applicant will complement and extend the teaching and scholarly activities of our department, which include argumentation; civic leadership; community advocacy; critical media studies; deliberation; interpersonal and intercultural communication; and political communication. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in rhetoric and contributions to general education.
PhD in Communication Studies or allied field; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2021;
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising;
Ability to teach Rhetorical Criticism and Public Discourse, the department's innovative, foundational civic engagement course;
Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds;
Demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods and curricula inclusive of diverse perspectives;
Ability to effectively collaborate in shared governance model;
Ability to contribute to the college’s interdisciplinary programs; and
Commitment to advancing the mission of Gustavus Adolphus College and its Communication Studies Department.
Ability to contribute new approaches or expertise to advance the department’s program in Public Deliberation and Dialogue.
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
A brief (one page) statement of research interests;
A brief (one page) statement of how your teaching, mentoring, research, and/or civic engagement supports Gustavus Adolphus College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
For full consideration, applications must be received by September 28, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit syllabi and/or student evaluations. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.
Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.
We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.
The Communication Studies department’s mission is to provide the best possible liberal arts communication studies education to meet the needs of students and society. Through sharing our expertise in communication with the College and our communities, students and faculty enact our commitment to civic engagement, social justice, and leadership.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.