Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for three
tenure-track openings at the rank of Assistant Professor of
Rhetoric, beginning August 2018. Successful candidates for
all positions will teach courses in the College’s Rhetoric Minor,
the most popular minor that we offer, as well as several sections
of first-year composition courses in our general education rhetoric
sequence. Hampden-Sydney’s Rhetoric Program—praised and supported
by its administration, faculty, and alumni as a central part of the
curriculum—is now poised to move into an exciting new phase. Hiring
for Rhetoric positions vacated by retiring faculty at the same time
that the College moves forward with plans to establish a new
Communication Commons provides a unique opportunity for our program
to reinvent the kinds of tutorial services that we offer to
students in all disciplines, to reinvigorate our connections with
faculty in other departments and programs across campus, and to
expand our offerings in the Rhetoric minor. We seek candidates who
can both contribute to our highly-regarded program’s existing
strengths and spearhead curricular initiatives, including
initiatives for our innovative tutorial space.
1) One tenure-track position for which
we invite applications involves directing Rhetoric Program tutorial
services in the proposed new Communication Commons, current plans
for which involve combining our existing speaking and writing
centers in one location central to the campus and providing
multimodal tutorial services to assist students and faculty across
the curriculum. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by
August 2018 in Rhetoric/Composition or a related field such as
Communication Center Administration and should have composition
teaching experience as well as some administrative experience.
Candidates who are able to offer tutoring services and train
student peer tutors in written, spoken, and visual communication
are especially well-suited for this position. Review of
applications begins October 15, 2017.
2) and 3) For our other tenure-track openings, we
seek candidates with a Ph.D. in hand by August 2018 in
Rhetoric/Composition or a related field who have teaching
experience in first-year composition programs and primary or
secondary expertise in one or more of the following fields:
Writing across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines, basic
writing, multimodal rhetoric, visual communication, professional
communication, creative nonfiction, and journalism.
Successful candidates for these positions will teach some
combination of 100-level first-year composition courses as well as
existing courses in the Rhetoric minor (Rhetoric 360: Topics in
Rhetorical Traditions; Rhetoric 370: Rhetoric and Culture; Rhetoric
301: Creative Nonfiction); they will also have the opportunity to
develop new courses for the minor, such as multimodal communication
and professional communication. Application deadline: November 15,
Hampden-Sydney College, located on a beautiful 1000-acre
campus in Virginia, is a selective
liberal arts college for men enrolling about 1,100 students.
Candidates with experience in a liberal arts environment are
The annual teaching load for successful applicants for
these positions will likely be four sections of our 100-level
Rhetoric courses, which are capped at 14 students, and either three
sections of upper-level courses or a combination of upper-level
courses and course-equivalents for administrative/tutorial work in
the planned Communication Commons.
Candidates for the director of tutorial services position
should apply through this Interfolio link: http://apply.interfolio.com/44603.
Candidates for the other two positions should apply through this
Interfolio link http://apply.interfolio.com/44605.
For all three positions, please include a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three confidential
letters of reference. Letters of application should be addressed to
Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program,
Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries should
be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or
made by phone: 434-223-6254.
Hampden-Sydney College is an equal-opportunity,