Assistant Professor - Visual Rhetoric and Information Design

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Clemson University: College of Arts and Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies
Assistant Professor - Visual Rhetoric and Information Design

Location: 256 Sirrine Hall


The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Visual Rhetoric and Information Design. The successful candidate will have a strong research and teaching background in the field of visual rhetoric and information design, with emphases in such areas as visual and multimedia rhetorics, data analytics and visualization, generative AI, design principles, and digital production.

This new hire will be responsible for teaching graduate courses and serving on dissertation committees in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design PhD program, such as information design, visual rhetoric, and the rhetorics of mis- and disinformation, as well as courses in the area of specialization, such as digital media, visual rhetoric, or user-experience design.

The new hire will also be expected to contribute to interdisciplinary studies courses in the area of expertise that support students with majors such as Women's Leadership, Global Black Studies, and World Cinema or to those taking the Department's advanced courses in business, technical, and science communication that value experiential learning and meet local and global challenges, including inclusive design and accessibility, public health and climate change rhetorics, the impact of AI on human relations, or production of informational videos or documentary films that address community issues.

Housed in the College of Arts and Humanities, the new Department of Interdisciplinary Studies currently offers three distinctive BA degree programs in Global Black Studies, Women's Leadership, and World Cinema and a nationally prominent PhD program in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design for residential and online students. Beginning in Fall 2024, the Department will also offer courses in professional communication and information design that support Clemson's new Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) in experiential learning and meet the diverse curricular needs of disciplines across the university. Affiliated and core faculty from across the university teach and mentor students in each of the department's programs.

Clemson University is one of two land-grant institutions in South Carolina. The University has significantly increased its investments in graduate education and research. In 2023, it was recognized by Forbes as one of the best employers in the state of South Carolina and as the highest-ranked university. The main campus is located in the Upstate region, an area with a relatively low cost of living, great natural beauty, and easy access to the nearby cultural and economic hubs of Greenville, Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, and Columbia.

Additional Resources

RCID (Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design) Program:

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies:

College of Arts and Humanities:


Minimum Qualifications:

A terminal degree in rhetoric, visual rhetoric, information design, media design, or related field. A scholarly record commensurate with the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in the College of Arts and Humanities at Clemson.

Desired Qualifications:

Familiarity with inclusive teaching, issues related to unconscious bias in information design, and/or accessible design. A willingness to explore methodologies and technologies in information design and visual rhetoric as new methods and media continue to emerge. Enthusiasm for creating bridges with other programs or scholars in the digital humanities, digital history, human-centered computing, social media analytics, and more.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit all application materials via Interfolio:

Required materials include:

1) an application letter detailing the applicant's qualifications for the position;

2) a current curriculum vitae; and

3) contact information for three professional references.

Applications received by December 10, 2023, will be given full consideration. Salary is competitive and negotiable, based on experience. The position will remain open until filled.

Application letters should be addressed to Dr. Tharon Howard, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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