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Instructor of Rhetoric & Communication

Johnson C. Smith University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2023


The Instructor of Rhetoric & Communication is responsible for teaching fundamentals of strategic communications, public speaking, research, and writing in the Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies. Candidate will assist Director(s) of the University Center for Languages, Rhetoric & Culture in the development, oversight, and management of public rhetoric programming and aspects of experiential learning for Johnson C. Smith University students. The Instructor of Rhetoric & Communication will lead internship efforts for the Department recruitment of qualified students with a commitment to success, compliance with university rules and regulations, and co-organizing and co-directing Department internships. The Instructor of Rhetoric & Communication will represent the University and the Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders.


Master’s degree in communication and/or rhetoric or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. Two (2) years of related research and work experience required; previous multimedia communication experience is helpful. Preferred ability to work non-traditional hours as evening rhetoric and speech lab coordinator in the JCSU Center for Languages, Rhetoric & Culture. Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner. Excellent communication skills required for working with diverse groups. Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail. Commitment to the role of communications in a liberal arts setting. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

Supplemental Information

Finalists for this position are subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Files to be submitted are 1) Letter of Application; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy; 4) Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts will be required of al/finalists); 5) Official JCSU Application. Three signed Letters of Recommendation on letterhead from individuals familiar with the candidate's teaching abilities are also required and should be scanned directly to by the person making the recommendation.

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