Assistant Professor of Communication (Critical Rhetoric)

California State University- East Bay
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time





THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Communication has a long, rich history of serving students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our programs instill practical skills, communication theory, and critical analysis, taught by a diverse faculty of leaders in their areas of expertise. We offer the first state-university program in the San Francisco Bay Area to adopt an interrelated approach to the convergence of media, modes, and contexts, in new and traditional forms. Undergraduate students may choose one of 3 concentrations: Communication and Media Studies, Strategic Communication, or Multimedia Journalism. Our M.A. students also have 3 completion options to choose from, allowing them to steer their progress towards their desired outcome. We host several student-run and/or student-serving entities: The Pioneer News Online, Pioneer Web TV, East Bay Live podcast, and the COMM Lab. First-generation ‘under-served minority’ students make up the majority of our department’s vibrant, active community, with half considered ‘low income.’

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will be required to teach and develop courses at all levels in their area of expertise, conduct research in the areas of rhetorical studies and critical rhetoric, and will supervise, manage and grow our General Education oral and interpersonal communication courses. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate requires an earned PhD in Communication, Speech Communication, or closely related field, specializing in Critical Rhetoric, preferably emphasizing any or all subjects of Intersectionality, Latinx, and/or African American/Black Studies. ABD candidates may be considered, although degree must be in hand at the start of the appointment.

Candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity, an interest and ability to successfully work with diverse, underserved, under-resourced student populations, including 1st-generation, non-traditional, LGBTQ students, students of color, and DREAMers. Applications must include a diversity statement, provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate a research record.

Candidates should demonstrate: experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence; an active, ongoing research program and promising works in progress; strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and dissemination; a focus on current issues; preparedness for effective teaching of rhetorical studies and/or critical rhetoric, oral, and interpersonal communication; ability to articulate the importance of a critical approach; and an ability to immediately contribute to our curriculum.

We desire candidates who wish to mentor and contribute to student life initiatives on campus, work with faculty across the campus, and be involved in their disciplinary field beyond the campus (associations, working groups etc.). Also desirable are an ability to teach across our curriculum, and a commitment to community service.

This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review will begin Oct. 15, 2021. Position will be considered open until filled.

Applicants are required to submit: Cover letter; Curriculum Vitae (CV); Email information for 3 confidential letters of recommendation; Evidence of teaching effectiveness; 1-to-2-page teaching statement; 1-to-2-page research statement; 2 examples of scholarly writing; 1-to-2-page diversity statement addressing how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Advertised: August 11, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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