University of Pittsburgh, Communication
Assistant Professor - Public Address, Media Cultures and Social Differences
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The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh seeks an entry level, tenure stream Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates pursuing rhetorically informed study of public address and media cultures with a research program on social differences that complements existing departmental strengths in Public Address and Argument; Media and Culture; Rhetoric of Science; and History, Theory and Criticism of Rhetoric. Priority among applicants will be given to scholars whose research and teaching engage questions concerning social differences and their manifold intersections, such as race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, (dis)ability and age.
The intellectual environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. The department has developed working relationships with distinguished programs in Africana Studies, Bioethics and Health Law, Classics, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, European Studies, Global Studies, Film Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, International Security Studies, Latin American 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 Ph.D. as well as a research program consistent with a Research One AAUP institution. Starting date for the position is September 1, 2014. Salary, scholarly assistance, and benefits are competitive. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners. 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 Lester Olson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication; 1117 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA 15260. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2013. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
Lester Olson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication; 1117 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA 15260.