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Assistant or Associate Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences—Rhetoric / Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information

PSU Job #64419

Assistant or Associate Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences—Rhetoric / Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information

The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured assistant or associate professor whose scholarship emphasizes the study of rhetoric and information. We welcome applicants whose work features innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to rhetoric and information, whether theoretical, critical, or historical in nature.

This position consists of a 75% appointment as a Communication Arts and Sciences faculty member and a 25% appointment as associate director of the Center for Humanities and Information. The center supports research on: 1) theoretical, critical, and historical approaches to information, including its generation, organization, dissemination, and preservation; and 2) the impact of information technologies on the humanities.

The successful candidate will, in addition to conducting research and teaching in Communication Arts and Sciences, participate in the intellectual life of the Center for Humanities and Information and contribute to its growth.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, be well grounded in the discipline, complement and strengthen core interests of faculty in the department, and be willing to collaborate with the broader university community, especially in his or her role as Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information.

Candidates should provide clear evidence of scholarly and teaching excellence, and service to the discipline. In addition to conducting research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, responsibilities include course development in the area of specialty, supervision of theses and dissertations, and involvement in other departmental activities. Additional considerations in reviewing candidates include interest in grant-based research, the desire to engage in interdisciplinary research, and an appreciation for working alongside diverse colleagues in both the humanities and the social sciences.

Applications must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and any graduate mentoring experience, along with a CV, representative publications, a brief teaching portfolio, and the names of three references who may be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries may be sent to Associate Professor Bradford Vivian, chair of the search committee, at bjv113@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August, 2017. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/64419

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