Associate/Full Professor in Environmental Rhetoric

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Associate/Full Professor in Environmental Rhetoric
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Department of Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
December 6, 2019


Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Rhetorical Studies, Associate/ Full Professor, UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs [R0119063]


The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, seeks candidates for a senior hire at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Rhetorical Studies, with a primary focus on public advocacy, to begin August 2020. We seek a scholar whose research enhances existing department strengths in political, environmental, and risk communication. Our future colleague will join a growing and self-sustaining program in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, which offers vibrant interdisciplinary networks and rich opportunities to effect positive change in a major urban community. Collaborative opportunities are available in allied disciplines such as digital media, public policy, crime and technology, public health, and workforce development, especially as they relate to transdisciplinary work broadly engaged with issues of community trauma, sustainability, and resilience.


This position requires a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited university and extensive experience in research, teaching, and service commensurate with R1 tenure expectations, relative to rank. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. The primary qualification for this position is an outstanding record of publication commensurate with tenure at an R1 institution, coupled with a proven eagerness to solve complex communication problems in communities. Secondary qualifications include research interests in areas resonant with existing department strengths in rhetoric, which include organizational rhetoric, science communication, environmental communication, critical political communication, subjectivity studies, and risk and sustainability.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate strong support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. UNLV has recently been ranked the most diverse campus in the United States; therefore, attentiveness to issues of equity and inclusion are vital for success at our university. We are fully committed to ethnic, racial, gender, and viewpoint diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. We encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and the inclusion of all students regardless of background.  


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 6, 2019, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  The search committee will be available for conversations at this year’s NCA conference. Materials should be addressed to Professor Donovan Conley, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Category

Academic Faculty



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.

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Note to Applicant

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified,  HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. 

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