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St. John's University

Location: JamaicaNY 11439 Document ID: AB375-4HWM Posted on: 2018-01-2201/22/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Assistant Professor, full-time tenure track, Department of Rhetoric, Communicat

Assistant Professor, Full time tenure track faculty position: St. John's University, Queens Campus.

The Department of Rhetoric, Communication & Theatre in St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. John's University (New York) is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in fall 2018.

St. John's University ( www.stjohns.edu ), founded in 1870, is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today's global society. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. Our quality springs from an institutional vision of excellence and service. Students come from nearly 50 states and 127 countries to pursue more than 100 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, humanities, business, education, law, pharmacy, the sciences, and specialized professional programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. St. John's has three New York City campuses; a Graduate Center in Hauppauge, NY; international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations in Seville, Spain, and around the world. The University's Division I athletic program offers 17 men's and women's programs in the Big East Conference.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the cornerstone and oldest division of St. John's University. The College offers three undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Although the College has always emphasized the liberal arts tradition, we offer more than thirty majors and forty minors in the arts and sciences, business, and education. The college's graduate division provides numerous programs leading to master's and doctorate degrees. St. John's College serves approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty in the College also teach the majority of courses in the University's core curriculum whose courses are taken by every St. John's University undergraduate student regardless of college/school or major. For additional information, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences .

The Department/Division of Rhetoric, Communication & Theatre:

As part of St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Rhetoric, Communication & Theatre educates students in the ways in which communicative inquiries and practices create, sustain, modify, and challenge our cultural, legal, organization, and political cultures. The Department offers communication courses that feature both performance activities and emphasize the theory, history, and criticism of rhetorical communication. Our experienced faculty pursues a teaching philosophy that helps students achieve personal fulfillment, civic engagement and career success. In addition to providing public speaking classes for hundreds of students every semester, the Department also offers a major in Rhetoric and Public Address, minors in public address and several communication specialties, and a minor in Theatre. The Department is home to the St. John's University Debate Society, an internationally ranked debate team that provides students opportunities to compete in British Parliamentary debate tournaments throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, please visit: http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences/rhetoric-communication-and-theatre .

Description of Responsibilities:

We seek a colleague who will contribute to the Department's program in rhetoric & public address and communication studies. The successful candidate will teach required courses in the Core Curriculum, enhance the Department's curriculum within his or her area of expertise, possess an active research agenda, and contribute to involvement in other Departmental activities. Emphasis will be given to professors who specialize in the areas of rhetoric & public address, digital communication, gender studies, health communication, or performance studies.


Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of appointment. Please submit electronically your cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching excellence.

Additionally, please send letters of recommendation to sju.rhetoric.communication@gmail.com or to the following address:

Dr. Jeremiah Hickey

Department of Rhetoric, Communication & Theatre

St. John's Hall, Rm 344A

St. John's University

Queens, NY 11439

Questions may be directed to Jeremiah Hickey, Chair of the Department of Rhetoric, Communication & Theatre; email hickeyj@stjohns.edu .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit your letter of interest and resume. Also, three letters of reference are required. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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