This is a junior-level, tenure-eligible position in Rhetoric and Writing (including professional communication). The faculty member will contribute to course offerings in rhetoric and writing in support of our BA, MA, MFA, and interdisciplinary PhD in Media, Art, and Text. The faculty member's scholarly activity will make a substantive contribution to the discipline that reflects high standards in intellectual and professional engagement.
-Maintaining a research agenda with a record of publications, conference presentations, and other forms of research productivity. -Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as well as possibly supervising MA and PhD theses. -Serving on department and other committees, as appropriate.
-Must have PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, English, or a related field in hand by August 15, 2018. -Must have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. -Must have a record of effective teaching. -Must demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
-May specialize in history of rhetoric, feminist rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, non-canonical or vernacular rhetorics, new media writing, scientific and technical writing, or pedagogy of writing. -May demonstrate experience in or potential for curricular development.
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