Assistant Professor of Communication (rhetoric and communication)

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Position Description

The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston welcomes applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, or related field, a commitment to teaching in a student-centered liberal arts environment, and an active research agenda required.

The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston seeks a faculty member who is a teacher-scholar, dedicated to undergraduate and graduate education in communication. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a record of accomplishment in teaching and research in rhetorical communication. We welcome applicants with a variety of research interests. Experience teaching journalism, international communication, and/or social movements is preferred.

The successful candidate's primary teaching responsibilities will include the two-semester introductory writing and speaking courses, upper-level writing courses, and the two-semester Capstone course. The successful candidate also will have the opportunity to develop junior and senior level departmental courses specific to the area of expertise. Other duties include the continuation of research and professional development, advising, committee service, and involvement in activities sponsored by the department and the institution.

Candidates should be prepared to submit evidence of effective teaching and research to our online system, including a philosophy of teaching and research, up to three course syllabi, sample assignments, student evaluations and two samples of scholarly work.

Interested candidates should use our online application system at

Review of materials will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should arrive by November 30, 2018 to assure full consideration.

The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston boasts a dynamic, integrated program with an accomplished faculty whose teaching and research are reflective of the diversity of our discipline. Special areas of strength for the department include strategic communication, public and visual culture, health communication, media, and political communication. Undergraduate students in the Department of Communication learn in one of the nation's most exciting, innovative, and personalized communication programs, with an entry-level year-long course sequence devoted to core communication competencies and a year-long Capstone experience devoted to the integration and synthesis of communication theory, research, and application. We aspire to help students become communication experts who write beautifully, speak eloquently, think critically, and research effectively.

The College of Charleston is the nation's 13th-oldest institution of higher learning and is located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. This collegial department has 20 full-time faculty, approximately 550 undergraduate majors, and a master's program. More information about the College of Charleston can be obtained from and the Department of Communication at Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Jenifer Kopfman, Chair, at [email protected]

Position Type Tenure-track

School/Area School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Communication

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Date 11/01/2018

Closing Date 12/01/2018

Open Until Filled? No

Posting Number F2016126P

EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Sample Publication 1
  5. Sample Publication 2
  6. Student Course-Instructor Reviews
Optional Documents
  1. Research and Professional Development Statement
  2. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  3. Sample Publication 3
  4. Other Document
  5. Other Document 2
  6. Teaching Portfolio





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Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 11/27/2018
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