Assistant Professor in Rhetoric

Position ID: 42239
Location
Institution: 
Georgia College and State University
College/Div/School: 
Arts & Sciences
Department: 
Mass Communication
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

Position Information
Business Title Assistant Professor/Rhetoric
Home Department Mass Communication
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday including some weekends and evenings for special events

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Communication, positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, provides students with a versatile, engaged and marketable curriculum. The major in Rhetoric (Speech) provides the knowledge and practice of oral and written communication skills in order to communicate and evaluate communication effectively in the workplace and within society. Students develop and deliver speeches, analyze arguments from a variety of oral and written sources, develop and employ critical tools and engage in research and discussion that centers on communication and persuasion as central to business, politics, and culture. The Rhetoric major offers students a deep understanding of the core of the liberal arts curriculum: the uses of communication.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect, and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Georgia College Department of Communication seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric.

Primary responsibilities of this position will be to teach 12 course hours per semester in a variety of lower level rhetoric (speech) courses required in the core curriculum by various majors. We anticipate this position working to develop the debate/public discourse aspect of the rhetoric major. This person will also teach core courses in Critical Thinking and Global Awareness that are used to introduce students to the major and to communication concepts.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

The successful candidate will teach 12 course hours per semester to include rhetoric (speech) and core courses.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Teaching Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
– Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description,
– Mentoring students, and
- Guiding undergraduates in research.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Professional Development
Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within their profession. Examples of such expectations include, but are not limited to 
- attendance at professional training and development workshops on and off campus,
- grant writing, and
– membership and participation in professional organizations.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty in the Department of Communication.
Service is fulfilled through activities such as 
- participation in departmental, college, and university committees and programs,
- directing and advising programs, and
- participation in special programs or projects.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession.
Examples of research possibilities include 
– publication and peer reviewed scholarship,
– presentations at professional meetings, and
– membership and participation in professional organizations

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities

Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

PhD in speech communication or related field is required. ABD will be considered if the degree will be conferred by May 1, 2020; a completed PhD is required in order to continue in the position and to be considered for promotion and/or tenure at Georgia College.
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1. (www.sacscoc.org)

Preferences
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Evidence of success in teaching speech communication in a liberal arts environment

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0209
Desired Start Date 08/01/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Rhetoric and Composition
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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