Thursday, August 13, 2009

61.6 U/Pitt -- looks like one of the plums

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Arts & Sciences/Communication
Position Number: 0080344
Position Details:
The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh seeks an entry level or advanced assistant professor, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates pursuing rhetorically informed study of communication and politics in historical, global, digital, visual, or policy contexts, with a research program that complements existing departmental strengths in Public Address and Argument; Media and Culture; Rhetoric of Science; and Rhetoric History, Theory, and Criticism. The intellectual environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. The department has developed working relationships with distinguished programs in Bioethics and Health Law, Classics, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, International Security Studies, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies. Appointees will teach current undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new courses in the area of their research specialization, and otherwise participate in the department’s intellectually vigorous graduate program. Successful candidates will have a PhD as well as a research program consistent with a Research One institution. Starting date for the position is September 1, 2010. Salary, scholarly assistance, and benefits are competitive. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, two article-length writing samples, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi and course assignments, student course evaluations, and peer evaluations of teaching to Barbara Warnick, Chair; Department of Communication; 1117 Cathedral of Learning; University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA 15260. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2009. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

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