I am passing this along on behalf of Corey Owen at U Sask.
I’m an assistant professor in the Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. As you may know, a centre for the study of rhetoric and communication was founded here, at our home in the College of Engineering, a few years ago. I’m contacting you because we have an endowed chair open, the D. K. Seaman Chair, which was previously held by Jennifer MacLennan. We are having some trouble finding a suitable candidate, so I thought I’d ask you whether you knew of an appropriate candidate we might encourage to apply for this position.
Here is a link to the position (the D. K. Seaman Chair; please disregard the closing date–the position is still open)
http://jobs.usask.ca/job_postings/jobs/usfa_chair_engineering-.php#.U3PRxtwQ6f0. We recently filled the Huff chair position listed on this site–Sean Maw from Mount Royal University will be joining us in July.
In short, we are looking for someone with a strong research background in rhetoric, but who could also liaise with industry. The School is currently offering PD courses to industry clients, so we need someone who is willing and able to lead us in designing and promoting these courses, but we also want a colleague who can contribute to the study of rhetoric.
Finding someone who has a solid academic background in rhetoric and who can do industry outreach has been quite a challenge so far, so we’d be very grateful for any suggestions!