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Associate Professor or Full Professor of Rhetoric

Employer
Louisiana State University
Location
Louisiana, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:

The Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, seeks an advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor of Rhetoric to begin August 2022, who will hold The Edwin K. Hunter Chair in the Traditions of Rhetoric and Argument. The department is committed to hiring an active scholar whose ongoing work will have a meaningful impact in the field and bring greater recognition to Communication Studies at LSU. Endowed by a transformational and record-breaking gift, the chair holder will be able to travel to archives and libraries, recruit and fund graduate students, host guest speakers, and support student research and travel, thus expanding the reach of the program. The Edwin K. Hunter Chair will be a center of gravity for the study of rhetoric at LSU and will provide students with access to a renowned communication scholar. 

Responsibilities: The Edwin K. Hunter Chair in the Traditions of Rhetoric and Argument is expected to produce cutting-edge scholarship that corresponds with departmental strengths and to empower students with the communication and argumentation skills necessary for them to become effective leaders and citizens in a global world.

The person holding the Edwin K. Hunter Chair will provide leadership for the department and mentorship for junior faculty in rhetoric, as well as those in other areas. The Chair will exhibit leadership qualities that nurture coalitions and community across campus. Using funds generated by the endowment, the Hunter Chair will stimulate transformational change in the Department of Communication Studies and promote collaboration within the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and with other units at LSU, such as Art and Design, Music and Dramatic Arts, Mass Communication, Business, Law, and Engineering. The Chair will guide the conversation on campus regarding their research focus.

They will aid in the advancement of the rhetoric program, demonstrate a commitment to shared governance and consensus-building, and actively participate in teaching and service commensurate with rank. A scholar dedicated to studying the traditions of rhetoric will enhance the education of graduate and undergraduate students. Graduate students will develop stronger analytical skills and research portfolios from working with an exceptional scholar. The undergraduate program will also be strengthened.  Such a scholar will equip students to use an applied approach where theory meets practice.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Rhetoric, English, or a related field; experience commensurate with appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor at a research-intensive flagship university.

Preferred Qualifications: Because the position will require the management of significant endowment funds, fiscal administrative experience is desirable.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University strives to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be sophisticated, effective, and ethical communicators in their communities, workplaces, and everyday lives. In our programs, students obtain an awareness of the history and scope of the communication discipline, and acquire oral, written, and visual communication skills through the creation of presentations, performances, and original research. The Department is housed in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and is home to approximately 25 full-time faculty, 40 graduate students and 200 undergraduate majors. We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D degrees in Communication Studies with specializations in Interpersonal Communication, Performance Studies, and Rhetoric.

Our department has an active student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, which was honored with the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Chapter Award from the national organization. RSA@LSU works to provide a forum for LSU students, faculty, and other interested persons to gather as rhetoricians and host rhetoric-related events. For more information on RSA@LSU, visit our website at http://www.geauxrhetoric.com

The department is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for our students, staff, and faculty. In 2018, the Department established a standing Equity and Justice Committee that is charged to take actions to achieve these important goals. Please visit the department website for more information on our community: http://www.lsu.edu/cmst

ABOUT EDWIN K. HUNTER

LSU alumnus Edwin K. Hunter understands good communication to be essential for individuals in commerce and government. He anticipates that the Edwin K. Hunter Chair will anchor communication training and scholarship at LSU by attracting a preeminent scholar in the area of rhetoric and argument. He believes that a strong background in rhetoric and argument provide students with key skills in oral and written business and technical communication, where employees are asked to explain an idea or persuade a reader to buy, sell, or develop a particular product. Learn more about the transformational gift supporting The Edwin K. Hunter Chair in the Traditions of Rhetoric and Argument here: https://www.lsufoundation.org/s/1585/17/interior.aspx?sid=1585&gid=1&pgid=1917

Salary will be commensurate with rank, qualifications, and experience.

LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options (including a pension option); various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.

Questions regarding the application and position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bryan McCann at bryanm@lsu.edu.

Additional Job Description: Special Instructions: REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALSA complete application will include:

  •  A cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant qualifications regarding research, teaching, and service.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • A 1-page statement articulating how your research or pedagogy will contribute to developing the communication and/or argumentation skills of our students and contribute to the economic development of Louisiana.
  • A 1-page vision statement that articulates how—if appointed—you intend to use your position and resources as The Edwin K. Hunter Chair in the Traditions of Rhetoric and Argument to amplify your research and teaching and contribute to the advancement of interest-holders (such as the rhetoric program, undergraduate and graduate students at LSU, and/or other local, national, and/or global publics).
  • A 1-page diversity statement addressing your commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations in your past efforts and plans for future inclusiveness in teaching and research.
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references, who may be contacted or asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later stage.
  • Original transcripts will be required prior to hire. Combine these materials into a single PDF document and attach the PDF to the electronic application portal

Apply here: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/0136-Charles-E-Coates-Hall/Associate-Professor-or-Full-Professor-of-Rhetoric_R00058224 

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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