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Instructor in Rhetoric and Culture

Requisition Number:

34013

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

13-Oct-2021

Job Summary

The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a rostered instructor position. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in rhetoric and culture (potentially including courses on Argumentation, the Rhetorical Foundations of Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, and Political Communication) and direct the department’s established TEDxCU program. We seek a colleague with pedagogical expertise in rhetoric and culture, along with a dedication to leading an undergraduate student-focused program committed to the public exchange of ideas.


The successful candidate will be open to working with colleagues across the department, which includes three areas of emphasis: Community & Social Interaction, Organizational Communication, and Rhetoric & Culture. The Department’s department has a long tradition of highly valued and long-serving instructors. Its four current Instructors are fully involved members of the faculty, serving in roles associated with the undergraduate program and participating in the department’s governance. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter, including evidence of experience directing student-led public events and coaching oral communication. They should also submit (a) a C.V., (b) a statement providing evidence of teaching success, (c) a statement addressing commitment to and experience with inclusive pedagogies and the mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students, and (d) the names and contact information of three references.


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Communication is a vibrant intellectual community committed to the critical, humanistic, and social scientific study of communication. Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What You Should Know

The position is 60% teaching and 40% service and involves a 3-3 teaching load (this standard load will be reduced through the service to the TEDxCU program). The position will begin in August 2022. 

For full consideration, please apply by January 28, 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled. For more information, email Professor Matthew Koschmann, Search Committee Chair, at koschmann@colorado.edu.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $58,000-$68,000.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

A PhD in communication or allied fields, with a desired specialization in rhetoric and culture, is required at the time of appointment.

What You Will Need

The role requires demonstrated dedication to, and experience with, inclusive pedagogies and the mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Current curriculum vitae.
  2. Cover letter, including evidence of experience directing student-led public events and coaching oral communication. describing your interests in this project. 
  3. Statement providing evidence of teaching success.
  4. Statement addressing commitment to and experience with inclusive pedagogies and the mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students.
  5. You will need to enter contact information for three (3) references during the application process.  

We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

For full consideration, please apply by January 28, 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled. 

For more information, email Professor Matthew Koschmann, Search Committee Chair, at koschmann@colorado.edu. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Professor Matthew Koschmann

Posting Contact Email: koschmann@colorado.edu