Assistant Professor of Corporate Communication/Argumentation at Duquesne University

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Corporate Communication/Argumentation associate professor (tenure-track) position requires commitment to three coordinates: 1) corporate communication praxis from a philosophy of communication standpoint that embraces a constructive hermeneutic within a humanities tradition and a commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition; 2) the value of public argument and deliberation in today’s historical moment for leadership in the marketplace of commerce and ideas; 3) undergraduate & graduate teaching. Ph.D. preferred by August 2016. Salary is based on qualifications, and supplemented by an excellent benefits program.

Corporate communication/argumentation from a philosophy of communication perspective and a commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition undergirds this position’s commitment to theoretical rigor and ethical and effective communicative practices at all curricular levels.

Scholarly and teaching interest in the relationships among argumentation and rhetoric, corporate communication, and constructive marketplace application expected. Interest in philosophy of communication approach to communication ethics expected. Interest in overseeing undergraduate debate program highly desirable.

Record or promise of teaching excellence and commitment to working with students and faculty required. Undergraduate/graduate instruction in Argumentation, Professional Communication, Professional Communication in Integrated Marketing, Business and Professional Communication, Event Planning: Communication Architecture, Strategic Corporate Communication, and related courses expected, as well as assisting with extracurricular activities, such as debate, the student chapter of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), PRSSA, and Ad Club. A constructive understanding the work of corporate communication and argumentation as grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition required.

A successful candidate will support and contribute actively to the mission of Duquesne University and will show respect for the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, supporting materials & the names of three references electronically to the Search Committee at Review of applications will commence immediately and proceed until a suitable candidate is hired. We will be interviewing at NCA.

The Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies is one of the largest programs in the McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts and offers undergraduate degrees in IMC, Corporate Communication, Communication Studies, and Rhetoric; the MA in Communication, and the Ph.D. in Rhetoric.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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