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Assistant Teaching Professor- Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Syracuse University
New York, United States
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Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022
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Assistant Teaching Professor- Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Syracuse, NY

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Commensurate with Experience

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Syracuse, NY

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Not Applicable

Job Description

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, at Syracuse University invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor in Race, Communication, and Digital Culture. We are seeking candidates who engage in studies that foreground questions of race and/or racism from an intersectional perspective in digital and online contexts. Applicants should complement the department’s current strengths in rhetoric, language and social interaction, performance studies, and media studies . PhD in communication or a related field must be completed by August 2023, with superior training and exceptional promise for a career in higher education. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and service. Applicants should share the department’s central commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, exemplified by its partnerships with the Lender Center for Social Justice, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the LGBTQ Studies minor, La Casita Cultural Center, and more. This position begins Fall 2023.

  • PhD in Communication or comparable field.
  • Record of excellence in teaching.
  • The department is particularly interested in candidates who have the communication abilities and cross-cultural competencies to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Evidence of a commitment to working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds is required.
Job Specific Qualifications


  • Teaching load commensurate with the curriculum in Communication and Rhetorical Studies.
  • Serve on committees in the Department, College, and University.

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Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  • Name and and contact information for a minimum of four (4) references
Applications will be accepted until position is filled: however, candidates who apply by November 1, 2022 are guaranteed priority consideration.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at,

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEO Statement

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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