Postdoc Research Associate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of English at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in the field of rhetoric and professional communication with an emphasis on composition. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable for up to one additional year. The annual stipend is $53,000, plus health benefits, funds for relocation expenses, and a research fund. The position has a negotiable start date of August 1, 2021. The successful applicant will teach three courses per academic year.
This postdoctoral scholar will support research-based innovation in ISUComm Foundation Courses, our writing program delivering first and second-year multimodal communication courses for all Iowa State undergraduates. This role will include opportunities to contribute to these areas:
Collaborate on established research projects involving experimental learning design and longitudinal assessment for multimodal composition skills
Support program-level diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to improve faculty development efforts and student learning experiences
Support training and mentoring of graduate research assistants and teaching assistants in the ISUComm Foundation Courses program
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and professional communication
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.