Renewable Term Assistant Professor in Public Speaking and Rhetoric at the University of San Francisco

The Department of Rhetoric and Language seeks a full-time Assistant Professor with expertise in public speaking and rhetoric to contribute to its growing interdisciplinary department.

Responsibilities include teaching a 3/3 load (20-student cap) in undergraduate classes such as public speaking, written and oral communication, and argumentation, as well as the opportunity to teach graduate classes in our new MA in professional communication. Responsibilities also include participating in professional development activities and performing service that will strengthen the department, college, and university. Candidates should be interested in joining a dynamic, committed, and innovative faculty in a department that offers courses in public speaking, composition, and ESL, and seeks opportunities to integrate those areas.Qualifications include evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and significant university teaching experience in public speaking and advanced courses in rhetoric. 

We seek an individual who demonstrates the ability to teach a diverse student body and the potential to integrate key areas of our program: public speaking, composition, and academic English (ESL). A Ph.D. or A.B.D. with an emphasis in Communication or Rhetoric is required, along with an established secondary area of interest that complements programmatic priorities and needs, such as composition, public address, digital rhetoric, strategic and professional communication, health communication, technical communication, orality and literacy. Candidates should show an understanding of and commitment to the mission of the University.

Applicants should apply online at Please submit the following documents electronically in PDF format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of official teaching evaluations for the past three years, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of recommendation. Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically in PDF format should be mailed to:

Public Speaking Search Committee
Department of Rhetoric and Language
KA 202
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Any inquiries may be directed to <> Applications and all supporting documents must be received by November 30, 2015, in order to ensure full consideration.