Speech Communication and Rhetoric Instructor

Columbia, SC
Jul 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number TMP00006PO17 Classification Title Instructor Internal Title Speech Communication and Rhetoric Instructor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department English Salary $42,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Temporary Position Adjunct Faculty Job Search Category Faculty-Non-Tenured

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Program in Speech Communication and Rhetoric, a division of the Department of English at the University of South Carolina, invites applications for 3 Instructors to teach at the undergraduate level. The 4/4 teaching load may include courses in public speaking, rhetoric, business speaking, and/or oral argument and debate. Candidates with a Ph.D. may be eligible to teach in the university's award-winning Honors College. This is a nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2017 and ending May 15, 2018.


Candidates must have completed an M.A. in Communication Studies or a closely related field (by August 1, 2017) and have a minimum of two years' experience teaching speech communication courses at the college level, with evidence of effectiveness and innovation.

We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in Communication with experience teaching courses in rhetoric.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 3 Desired Start Date 08/16/2017 Proposed End Date 05/15/2018 Job Open Date 06/29/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Conditions for Eligibility

A complete application for this position will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae including teaching experience, and contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate's teaching.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/16253 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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