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Speech Communication and Rhetoric Instructor

University of South Carolina
Capitol, SC
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Apr 11, 2024

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Speech Communication and Rhetoric Instructor
College of Arts and Sciences
CAS English
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Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

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Temporary Faculty
About University of South Carolina:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
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At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The Program in Speech Communication and Rhetoric, a division of the Department of English at the University of South Carolina, invites applications for an Instructor to teach at the undergraduate level. The 4/4 teaching load may include courses in public speaking, business communication, and/or oral argument and debate. Candidates with a Ph.D. may be eligible to teach in the university's award-winning Honor's College. This is a nine-month appointment, with the possibility of renewal, beginning August 16, 2023 and ending May 15, 2024. This appointment may be renewed contingent upon Dean's approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.
Candidates must have completed an M.A. in Communication Studies or a closely related field (by August 1, 2023) and have a minimum of two years' experience teaching speech communication courses at the college level, with evidence of effectiveness and innovation. We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in Communication with experience teaching courses in rhetoric.
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A complete application for this position will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae including teaching experience, and contact information for three references (email address and phone number) who can speak to the candidate's teaching. Optional supporting documents may include course evaluations, teaching philosophy statement, and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.
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