This is an academic-year, tenure-system faculty appointment to begin August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will demonstrate a promising scholarly trajectory anchored by culturally-engaged research in digital humanities/digital rhetorics (including digital publishing), experience or interest in grant-seeking, engagement in culturally relevant teaching practices, and evidence of promise or interest in local and national service and/or leadership.
We favor candidates whose work engages with issues of rhetoric, culture, and environmental justice (such as rhetoric & food sovereignty, migration/immigration, environmental racism, land-based social justice issues, or culturally relevant environment rhetorics) in relation to digital practice who can contribute to the Arts & Letters' Critical Diversity in the Digital Age Initiative (see www.cal.msu.edu/culturaldiversity) through CEDAR, an infrastructure that embodies the initiatives ethos of critical diversity and emphasizes creative openness rather than simple inclusion in pre-existing structures (http://www.cal.msu.edu/criticaldiversity/cedar), as well as bring their expertise to the Department's signature graduate and undergraduate programs.
Doctorate -rhetoric & writing or close field
Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in rhetoric & writing or in a closely related field or discipline.
Required Application Materials
Applications should include: a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence, and the names and email addresses of three potential referees.
The Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2017, and will continue until the position has been filled. Contact Dr. Danielle DeVoss (email@example.com) with questions.
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