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Assistant Teaching Professor - Rhetoric and Persuasion

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

About the Opportunity

The Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track) on the Boston campus of Northeastern University. The successful candidate will teach, design and potentially supervise TAs in courses such as Persuasion, Social Movement Communication, Argumentation Theory, Advocacy Writing, Rhetoric and Propaganda, Communication Criticism, or similar courses.

We welcome a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches, but we are particularly interested in candidates with a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge and willingness to collaborate across disciplines. We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience using a variety of digital communication platforms and engaging diverse and/or underrepresented audiences, and who will contribute to curricular developments across disciplinary lines. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to contribute to the cultural life and function of the department through service commitments on committees, special projects, and student engagement activities. The position is full-time with a 3-3 teaching load.

Qualifications

To be considered, candidates must have: (1) a terminal degree in Communication Studies or related field (PhD or equivalent); (2) experience teaching communication studies courses or demonstrated potential to teach independently; and (3) a record of scholarly activity or involvement or equivalent professional activity. This position is at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing teaching, research, and any relevant professional experience, along with a CV, representative publications, and evidence of excellence in teaching. In your cover letter, please discuss your teaching/service/research interests and activities and how they fit into the interdisciplinary focus of this position, your teaching philosophy and experience, and how you can support our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff.

Position Type

Academic

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer. Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) at Northeastern University is a collaborative, diverse community, acting as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery across the University. It brings together a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre, and is home to three interdisciplinary research centers: the Center for the Arts, the Center for Design, and the Center for Communication, Media Innovation, and Social Change. (See: https://camd.northeastern.edu/).

Position Type

Academic

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.