Colgate University, Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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Position ID:Colgate-Department of Writing and Rhetoric-VAP [#18285]
Position Title: One-year visiting assistant professor position in rhetoric and public address
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Area: Rhetoric
Appl Deadline:2021/04/12 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/03/10, finished 2021/09/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Writing & Rhetoric at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in rhetoric and public address, beginning fall semester 2021. The department seeks a colleague who can contribute to the ongoing development of its liberal arts program in rhetoric, writing, and speaking. A tenure-track hire in this field has already been authorized, and the successful candidate will be encouraged to apply for that position. Required qualifications: PhD, completed or near completion in rhetoric or related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching public speaking. Preferred secondary specialties include civic engagement, sonic rhetorics, and rhetorics of performance. Experience teaching first-year composition particularly welcome. Teaching responsibilities for the year consist of five courses, including public speaking, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. There will be an opportunity to teach or develop a new course that would contribute to the Writing & Rhetoric minor concentration. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references who will be willing to upload letters on the candidate’s behalf, as well as a statement of teaching philosophy that speaks directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds, must be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at . It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of Writing and Rhetoric can be found at the departmental website,

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Further Info:
Professor Meg Worley
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Department of Writing and Rhetoric