Job Call for University of Florida

Communication Studies Lecturer/Assistant Director of Forensics at the University of Florida

The Dial Center for Written & Oral Communication at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a Communication Studies Lecturer, who will also serve as Assistant Director of Forensics, to begin no later than August 16, 2019. The position is a nine-month, renewable, non-tenure accruing lecturer appointment with an opportunity for advancement in UF’s lecturer track.

Responsibilities of the position include: Teaching two undergraduate courses per semester as staffing needs dictate, including foundational courses such as public speaking and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty; working with the Speech and Debate Team from an educational and competitive perspective, recruiting students, coaching and traveling with students to regional and national tournaments, supervising graduate assistant coaches, and expanding alumni connections; and providing service to the department, the university, and the profession. Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience and include a full benefits package.

The ideal candidate will have: a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a closely related field (M.A. will be considered if other qualifications are outstanding); demonstrated excellence as a teacher with evidence of a strong interest in experiential learning; a track record of teaching public speaking and other human communication courses; understanding of teaching and working with diverse populations; experience competing in and/or coaching intercollegiate speech and debate; proficiency in organizing, programming, and administering speech and debate events and activities including competitive forensics tournaments; competence with administrative tasks related to competitive forensics such as managing travel logistics and finances; and a record of scholarly research and conference presentation.

Please see https://apply.interfolio.com/59737 (job #43185) to view the complete position announcement. For full consideration, applications must be submitted online and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy, and interest in the Center along with a complete curriculum vitae, (2) recent course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching, and (3) names and email address for three references. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters. Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. You may send email inquiries about the position to Dr. Emily Rine Butler, Chair of the Search Committee (erbutler@ufl.edu), but be aware that all materials must be submitted via the online application as outlined above.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Center is committed to creating an environment that affirms that diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We would welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds. To learn more about UF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, see http://president.ufl.edu/initiatives/inclusion-engagement/events/. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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