July 14, 2012

Job Posting: Rhetoric and Public Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington

Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Public Culture Indiana University, Bloomington

Indiana University, Department of Communication and Culture, seeks an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Public Culture focused on the rhetorical critique of law and/or public policy with an orientation toward civic engagement.  This is a tenure-track position, which requires a strong research agenda, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a PhD completed prior to August 2012.

In addition to teaching graduate courses in rhetoric and public culture that reflect core requirements and more specialized areas of expertise in law and/or public policy, the person filling this position is expected to teach undergraduate courses in areas such as freedom of speech, argumentation and advocacy, and legal communication.  Ideally, this person would help to mentor undergraduate students aiming for careers in law, government, and non-government organizations as well as enhance linkages with the interdisciplinary Political and Civic Engagement Program (PACE), the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (which maintains a campus debate program), and the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions.

Applicants should send via email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:  Robert Ivie, Chair, RPC Search Committee c/o Amy Cornell, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Communication and Culture atcmcl@indiana.edu> or to RPC Search Committee, 800 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.  Email applications preferred.  Review of applications will begin on September 28th, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  The university actively encourages applications of women, minorities, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups

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