Tenure Track Assistant Professor, African American/Black Cultural Rhetorics

Bentley University

United States

September 27, 2021

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Job Description Summary

The Department of English and Media Studies at Bentley University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African American and/or Black cultural rhetorics. Candidates should have the experience as the instructor of record for introductory and advanced courses in writing studies/communication as well as for courses in African American/Black literary studies and popular cultural studies. Experience with curriculum design, governance, and administration is preferred. The successful candidate will teach Critical Reading and Writing and Multimodal Communication in our new curriculum as well as courses in their area of specialty. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.

As guided by our Academic Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Plan, Bentley University seeks to enhance our faculty capacity in the scholarship, pedagogy, and engagement related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. To achieve that, we are hiring a cohort of new faculty in multiple academic departments and disciplines with expertise in DEI. This position is intended to be part of our DEI faculty cohort, which will enrich our DEI expertise across Business and the Liberal Arts & Sciences. To learn more about Bentley University's DEI strategic plan, please click here.

Teaching load is two courses per semester. Salary and benefits are competitive. Bentley's campus is located in a Boston suburb.

As a leader in business education, Bentley University's mission is to create knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences and to educate creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders. Bentley is an equal opportunity employer, building strength through diversity, and welcomes applications from members of under-represented groups.

Bentley University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service. The university is committed to creating a work environment that encourages knowledge of and respect for all cultures and identities.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in African American studies, Black studies, English, Communication, or related field required. Applicants without the terminal degree will be considered; however, candidates already holding the PhD will be given priority.

For best consideration, all application materials should be received by September 27th online at https: // bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty/job/Bentley-Campus/Tenure-Track- Assistant-Professor---African-American-Black-Cultural-RhetoricsR0002213 . Please upload cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement that describes how you might add to departmental and university commitments to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, writing sample, a sample syllabus, and the names of three references. Finalists will be asked to submit confidential reference letters.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre- employment screening.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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