Wednesday, July 29, 2009

61.3 Job Market

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2010. The 3-3 teaching load includes public speaking and depending on individual expertise might include courses in rhetorical studies, mass communication/mass media, political communication, public relations, persuasion, intercultural communication, or other areas. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. Evidence of teaching (syllabi, teaching evaluations), scholarly research (samples of work), and commitment to service are essential.

Illinois College is a small liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success. Ph.D. preferred; ABD's will be seriously considered. Applicants submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to the Office of Academic Affairs Attn: Elise Meyer and Professor Adrienne Hacker Daniels, Chair of Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 West College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650 or Review of applications begins October 15th and continues until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications by underrepresented minorities and women.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

61.2 2009 Job Market

Institution: Willamette University
Location: Salem, OR
Faculty - Communications - Media & Communication Studies
Faculty - Communications - Speech
Posted: 07/10/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: marked as a Priority and included on Affirmative Action email
The Rhetoric and Media Studies Department at Willamette University invites applications for a new tenure track position in Rhetoric at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2010. We seek applicants with strong background in Rhetoric and Media Analysis whose work broadly addresses public discourse, media, and culture. We strongly encourage candidates with teaching and research focus in these areas who share an interest also on the relationship between media change and social change.

Willamette University values creative and vibrant educator scholars who can serve as role models, and who can establish excellent relationships with our increasingly diverse student body. Teaching load will be 3-2. Successful candidates will be exceptional teachers, engaged in scholarship through academic publication, and in service and professional development. Applicants should expect to teach persuasion, public speaking, and upper division theory or criticism classes in their areas of specialization. The department and the College of Liberal Arts encourage collaborative learning, interdisciplinary teaching, and undergraduate research and writing. The student-faculty ratio is 10.5-1. The six-member Department of Rhetoric and Media Studies is a robust major offering coursework spanning sub-fields and qualitative methodologies.

A PhD is required at the time of appointment. Candidates with relevant areas of specialization in fields such as cultural studies will be considered, provided that the emphasis is on public discourse and media analysis. To learn more about the department, faculty and students please visit

About Willamette: Founded in 1842, Willamette is a private, selective, coeducational, residential liberal arts university composed of four schools: the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts, the College of Law, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the graduate School of Education. Willamette is in Salem, the capital city of Oregon, one hour from Portland, the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascade Mountains. For more information please visit

How to Apply:
We strongly encourage qualified applicants who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our learning community.

For full consideration please submit the following materials electronically to
* Letter of application
* Curriculum Vitae
* Two sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness
* Pedagogical statement
* Research Statement
* A statement regarding interest in the liberal arts
* Three letters of recommendation
* Transcripts

Please arrange to have hard copies of three letters of recommendation and transcripts sent to:

Dr. Nathaniel I. Córdova, Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Rhetoric and Media Studies
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

Closing Date: Application review will begin October 19, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Willamette University also appreciates the completion of our Applicant Information form, which assists in the evaluation of our recruitment efforts, which will remain in confidential files in the Human Resources Office. You may download the form at and submit it electronically to Human Resources at
Application Information
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Postal Address: Dr. Nathaniel I. Cordova, Chair
Rhetoric & Media Studies
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
Online App. Form:
Email Address:
61.1 2009 Job Market

Institution: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Location: La Crosse, WI
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 07/15/2009
Application Due: 10/24/2009
Type: Full Time
Founded in 1909, UW-L is one of 13, four-year institutions in the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 9,000 students. UW-L offers a wide array of undergraduate programs and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies (including the Schools of Education and Arts & Communication); Science and Health; and Business Administration. The university is consistently rated first among the UW System comprehensives in terms of first year student ACT scores, class rankings and retention rates.

We are an inclusive learning community that values the varying perspectives that come with diverse faculty, staff and student populations. We strongly encourage our students to broaden their perspectives through international experiences and diversity-related courses and programming, and support faculty and staff in international teaching, research, and service.

We are proud of our diversity and believe students, faculty, and staff all are enriched by our exposure to differing ideas, opinions and cultures. We strive to be a leader in Wisconsin's movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. For example, we routinely assess the campus climate and have conducted an equity study to explore how diverse students, faculty, and staff experience UW-L. We believe that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving excellence as a nationally recognized institution of higher education. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The city of La Crosse combines the scenic beauty of the Mississippi River and towering bluffs with a diversified economy and educated populace. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and four season recreation.

The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, beginning in Fall 2010. We seek applicants with expertise in professional writing, particularly writing in business and organizational contexts. Primary upper level teaching responsibilities will be in the professional writing curriculum and the Rhetoric and Writing major emphasis. Regular General Education teaching assignments are in freshman composition. We seek someone who will help with the expansion and revision of our professional writing minor. Because UWL is an undergraduate teaching institution (4/4 load), we seek a new colleague who is an engaging teacher and scholar with a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

A Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition or Professional Writing or equivalent degree in hand by August 31, 2010 is required.

Multicultural, international, disability, and diversity perspectives in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development especially welcome; our department has a strong commitment to multicultural and international education, and opportunities exist for curriculum development and reform in these and other areas.

To submit "confidential references" with your Profile and supporting documents for this position, please have the letters mailed to Diana Johnson, English Department, UW-La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 and indicate recruitment # 0600086 in the cover letter accompanying the reference letter(s). Please also indicate in the reference letter attachment during the online application process, that your letter(s) are being submitted confidentially.

For questions about this position, you may contact:

Susan Crutchfeild at 608-785-8295 or Bryan Kopp at 608-785-6936

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit

A ll application materials must be received no later than October 24, 2009. Initial interviews by teleconference or phone in early November.
Application Information
Contact: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Online App. Form: