Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The Department of Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) seeks an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetorical theory and criticism with specialization in media studies, political communication, health communication and public advocacy beginning August 2010. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and expertise in teaching and research and will hold a doctorate in Communication by the start of employment.

The Department and University are committed to providing inclusive educational experiences for our urban and regional constituents. The Department has thriving undergraduate and masters programs and a collegial and professionally active faculty. Current faculty members teach and do research in the following areas: interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, race and gender, communication education, cultural studies, rhetoric, media and legal communication.

The Department affirms diversity. Additional information about the Department and University is available at http://www.ipfw.edu/comm

IPFW is a Master's Comprehensive I institution with 13,000 students from the city of Fort Wayne and the surrounding region. Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana with about 250,000 residents. Fort Wayne offers affordable housing, multiple school systems, a diverse arts community, and excellent health care systems.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of scholarship, and names and contact information for four current references to:

Dr. Dacia Charlesworth, Chairperson
Search and Screen Committee
Department of Communication
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499.

Screening will begin October 31 and continue until the position is filled. We will meet with qualified applicants at NCA. Employment is contingent on a satisfactory criminal convictions check. IPFW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and equal access employer.

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