Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Join
News & Press: Job Announcements

Position Announcement: CSU San Marcos, Assistant Professor in Rhetorical Studies

Tuesday, December 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
Share |
By Michelle Holling, on behalf of Departmental Member CSU San Marcos 
Rhetorical Studies

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall semester, 2016

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Communication in hand by August, 2016. A scholar with demonstrated capacity to launch and sustain a research program of quality in rhetorical studies. Applicants possess demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have research expertise in rhetoric from any orientation (e.g., traditional or critical) and experience teaching argumentation and/or rhetoric courses. Areas of preferred emphasis include one or more of the following: social movements or protest; counter-publics; immigration rhetoric; rhetoric of race, class, gender and/or sexuality; visual rhetoric; environmental rhetoric; or citizenship. Demonstrated intercultural commitment and experience with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will:
  • Develop innovative coursework in his/her area of expertise;
  • Deliver Argumentation & Dialogue (COMM 200) and Approaches to Rhetorical Criticism (COMM 402), and assist in delivering other rhetoric curriculum;
  • Teach courses composing curricula for the Communication major;
  • Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications;
  • Engage in department, college, university, and discipline and/or community service.
APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence January 25, 2016. Position open until filled. All applications must include a completed Faculty Application; cover letter; a one-page explanation in which applicants address their demonstrated intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that address both the minimum and preferred qualifications; a maximum of two reprints of representative scholarly activities; copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work; and two representative samples of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities. In addition, three current letters of recommendation must be provided by the deadline. Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission. To submit, please email your materials to . Requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Michelle A. Holling, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, Email:
The department consists of 11 tenure track faculty and sixteen lecturers who offer two undergraduate degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to over 800 students, in addition to many sections of Oral Communication (GEO 102) that serve the entire university. For more information about the Department of Communication, visit
The university is particularly interested in hiring candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who demonstrate a commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran status. CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges “most friendly” to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Membership Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal