Faculty Positions Available (2016/2017)

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric (Public Speaking and Composition) and Associate Director of the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking.

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, beginning August 2017, to teach courses in both public speaking (primary responsibility) and composition and to serve as a faculty tutor and administrator in the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking. Qualifications include college teaching experience and a PhD in Rhetoric, Rhetorical Studies, Rhetoric and Communication, Rhetoric and Public Address, or related field.  

The successful candidate will teach seven courses per year: 1) five classroom sections including beginning and advanced public speaking, an upper-level course in rhetorical history and theory, and occasional courses in written composition; and 2) two course equivalents as the Associate Director of the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking. Duties of the Associate Director include tutoring six hours per week, assisting in student tutors' training and evaluation, and developing and leading workshops for faculty across the disciplines. Expertise in Speaking (and/or Writing) in the Disciplines, experience teaching in a liberal arts college, and experience in the use of instructional technology in the teaching of oral rhetoric preferred (such as knowledge of e-portfolios in the public speaking classroom).  

Hampden-Sydney College, located on a beautiful 1000-acre campus in Virginia, is a selective liberal arts college for men enrolling about 1,100 students. Hampden-Sydney's Rhetoric Program-praised and supported by its administration, faculty, and alumni as a central part of the curriculum-was established in 1978 with the mandate that students be able to "write and speak clearly, cogently, and grammatically." A minor in rhetoric offers students extensive study in both writing and speaking.  

Please apply online by October 18, 2016.

Include letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three confidential letters of reference. Letters of application should be addressed to Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries should be sent to kweese@hsc.edu.

Hampden-Sydney College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.