Northern Illinois University, Department of Communications
Assistant Professor, Critical Rhetorical Studies of Race
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University seeks a scholar specializing in Critical Rhetorical Studies of Race to join our faculty as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in someone who specializes in African American Rhetoric, African Diaspora Rhetoric, or any work at the intersection of Black/Africana Studies and Rhetorical Studies.
NIU is a Carnegie Research University (High Research Activity) and is a member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The University earned the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Department of Communication and University are committed to diversity and belonging. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are part of underrepresented groups and who can contribute to our objective to serve and promote belonging among students from underrepresented groups. NIU has two public radio stations (WNIJ and WNIU), an award-winning student-run campus newspaper (the Northern Star), and a successful intercollegiate speech and debate program. The NIU main campus is located near the western suburbs of Chicago and offers the advantages of a nearby cosmopolitan atmosphere in a semirural setting.
The Department of Communication, one of the largest of the 19 departments in NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Communication Studies and Journalism and an M.A. in Communication Studies. The Department serves a diverse student body including approximately 350 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students with 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 10 instructors, and 4 full-time staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates should demonstrate a research program that can lead to tenure and a national reputation as well as demonstrate success in teaching at the undergraduate level and potential for successfully teaching in our M.A. program. This colleague will teach classes such as rhetorical methods, rhetorical theory, intercultural communication, argumentation, our introductory survey of Communication research, and in their area of expertise. Tenured and tenure-track faculty teach five 3-credit hour classes per year, regularly publish peer-reviewed research, and engage in service activities appropriate to their rank.
- Ph.D., J.D., M.F.A. or other appropriate terminal degree in Communication or a related field (degree in hand by start date)
- Demonstrated ability to promote diversity and inclusion in learning and work environments
- Documented strong record or potential to reach a strong record of peer-reviewed publishing
- Demonstrated successful collegiate teaching experience
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications; the position includes a robust benefits package.
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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To apply, upload the following documents to https://employment.niu.edu/postings/60441
Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2022. Applications received after this date are welcomed, but will be considered as needed.
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|Secondary Categories:||Race / Ethnic Studies