Assistant Professor:  Willamette University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship jointly held in the Department of Classical Studies and the Department of Rhetoric & Media Studies. The successful candidate will teach two sections of an undergraduate course in Classical Rhetoric from a speech communication (not English) perspective, one additional course in Rhetoric and Media Studies, as well as courses in Classical literature and civilization in translation. Demonstrated record of teaching excellence is required; the ability to teach one, ideally both, of the classical languages at all levels is sought after; and actual experience in teaching one or both of the Classical languages is preferred. Teaching load is two-three. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.
About Willamette:  Founded in 1842, Willamette University takes full advantage of its location in Salem, across the street from the state capitol.  It consists of a highly selective undergraduate college of liberal arts together with professional schools in education, law, and management. The student-faculty ratio is 10.5-1. Willamette maintains a strong institutional commitment to diversity, is committed to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status, and strives to recruit and retain candidates from communities of color and ethnic groups. Willamette provides a generous benefit package, for more information on benefits please visit http://www.willamette.edu/dept/hr/benefits/index.html.  To learn more about Willamette please visit www.willamette.edu.
To apply: Applicants should apply electronically by submitting, via attachment to clasrhetsearch@willamette.edu  (as PDF or MS Word files): a letter describing teaching philosophy and experience as well as research agenda, writing sample, graduate transcripts, sample syllabus for Classical Rhetoric, three letters of recommendation (e-mail is acceptable; hardcopy on letters of recommendation is not necessary)
If you have questions, please contact Catherine Collins (ccollins@willamette.edu) or Mary Bachvarova (mbachvar@willamette.edu).
Application Deadline:  For optimal consideration please apply by October 15, 2010. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Interviews will take place at the National Communication Association Convention in San Francisco, November 14-17, 2010 or via Skype.

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