Position in Speech, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment (rank dependent on qualifications and experience) beginning fall 2015. The position includes teaching four courses (Dartmouth is on the quarter system), two in Public Speaking; maintaining a fully-developed research agenda; and contributing to the Institute’s faculty development efforts. The successful candidate will join a dynamic leadership team for our forward-thinking writing and speech programs.

We are especially interested in candidates with specialties on the leading edge of communication/rhetoric scholarship, including innovative approaches to studying and teaching in one or more of the following areas: persuasion/social influence; public speaking; social movements.


A Phd in Communication and minimum five years university teaching.

The ideal candidate will have public speaking as a primary teaching interest/focus, with evidence of an academic approach to the study, practice, and teaching of public speaking; strong evidence of teaching excellence; a robust research program with experience and interest in rhetorical and social scientific approaches to speech using qualitative, quantitative, and rhetorical methods; evidence of experience in and a dynamic approach to offering faculty development.

Administrative experience is a plus, including work with curriculum development, planning, and assessment.

Dartmouth has a richly diverse student population, and the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is deeply committed to nurturing similar diversity in our faculty. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, one page philosophy of teaching statement, names of three references, and sample teaching evaluations, to: Director, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. Submit applications to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/27063. Application review will begin on November 10th.

See http://writing-speech.dartmouth.edu/ for more information about Dartmouth's Speech program or contact Christiane Donahue, Director of the Institute for Writing & Rhetoric at <[email protected]>.