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Postdoc Research Associate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
 
 
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Date Posted 06/05/2021
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Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Information:


Position Title:
Postdoc Research Associate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication


Appointment Type:
Post Doc/Trainee


Job Description:
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of English at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in the field of rhetoric and professional communication with an emphasis on composition. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable for up to one additional year. The position has a negotiable start date of August 1, 2021. The successful applicant will teach three courses per academic year.

This postdoctoral scholar will support research-based innovation in ISUComm Foundation Courses, our writing program delivering first and second-year multimodal communication courses for all Iowa State undergraduates. This role will include opportunities to contribute to these areas:

  • Collaborate on established research projects involving experimental learning design and longitudinal assessment for multimodal composition skills
  • Support program-level diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to improve faculty development efforts and student learning experiences
  • Support training and mentoring of graduate research assistants and teaching assistants in the ISUComm Foundation Courses program
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and professional communication

The successful applicant will also maintain an active research agenda and contribute to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in rhetoric and professional communication (see https://engl.iastate.edu/graduate-students/rhetoric-and-professional-communication/rpc/ ).


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Applications should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., rhetoric, composition, professional communication, or similar) by August 1, 2021.


Preferred Qualifications:

We are especially interested in candidates with expertise and interests in any of the following areas:

  • Communication and writing assessment
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Instructional design, human-centered design, learning experience design
  • Multimodal composition and writing program administration

Applicants from historically excluded groups in the United States and scholars from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Proposed Start Date:
August 1, 2021


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
July 31, 2022


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

4) A representative sample of your research (dissertation chapter or other work)

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.
 

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
June 4, 2021


Posting Close Date:
July 15, 2021


Job Requisition Number:
R5185



Position Information:


Position Title:
Postdoc Research Associate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication


Appointment Type:
Post Doc/Trainee


Job Description:
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of English at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in the field of rhetoric and professional communication with an emphasis on composition. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable for up to one additional year. The position has a negotiable start date of August 1, 2021. The successful applicant will teach three courses per academic year.

This postdoctoral scholar will support research-based innovation in ISUComm Foundation Courses, our writing program delivering first and second-year multimodal communication courses for all Iowa State undergraduates. This role will include opportunities to contribute to these areas:

  • Collaborate on established research projects involving experimental learning design and longitudinal assessment for multimodal composition skills
  • Support program-level diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to improve faculty development efforts and student learning experiences
  • Support training and mentoring of graduate research assistants and teaching assistants in the ISUComm Foundation Courses program
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and professional communication

The successful applicant will also maintain an active research agenda and contribute to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in rhetoric and professional communication (see https://engl.iastate.edu/graduate-students/rhetoric-and-professional-communication/rpc/ ).


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Applications should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., rhetoric, composition, professional communication, or similar) by August 1, 2021.


Preferred Qualifications:

We are especially interested in candidates with expertise and interests in any of the following areas:

  • Communication and writing assessment
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Instructional design, human-centered design, learning experience design
  • Multimodal composition and writing program administration

Applicants from historically excluded groups in the United States and scholars from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Proposed Start Date:
August 1, 2021


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
July 31, 2022


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

4) A representative sample of your research (dissertation chapter or other work)

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.
 

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
June 4, 2021


Posting Close Date:
July 15, 2021


Job Requisition Number:
R5185


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