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
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