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Visiting Assistant Professor & Speaking Center Director

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Communication Studies

The Communication Studies department at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to direct the college Speaking Center and teach in the Communication Studies department beginning July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate education and to directing the college speaking center, which includes the training and supervising of peer tutors. The teaching load is four courses per year, including two or three sections of Principles of Oral Communication and one or two upper-level courses in Communication Studies within the candidate’s research area, with experience and/or expertise to teach rhetorical methods strongly preferred. Travel and summer research funding are available.

Candidates should possess demonstrated teaching ability, outstanding academic qualifications, and an active research program. The Ph.D. degree should be in hand by July 1, 2019.

Apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, summaries of teaching evaluations, 2-3 sample syllabi, and contact information of three professional references. Candidates should discuss in their statement of teaching philosophy how they would fulfill the needs of a diverse student body through inclusive pedagogy. For additional information and to apply online go to http://employment.davidson.edu 

We will begin reviewing applications on February 8, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Direct inquiries to: Amanda R. Martinez, Chair of the Search Committee, and Associate Professor & Chair of the Communication Studies Department (ammartinez@davidson.edu).

A top-tier highly selective liberal arts college in Davidson, N.C., twenty miles from Charlotte, Davidson College has a low student-faculty ratio and a collegial atmosphere honoring teaching and academic excellence. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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