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Instructor, Communication & Media and Director of Debate

University of Northern Iowa
Job Location:
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Speech and Public Speaking
Job Category: Faculty

Type of Position: Term

Full Consideration Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Advertising Started on: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences

Department: Communication & Media

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Service Schedule: Academic Year

Position Description:
The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Communication and Media in the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences seeks applicants for a three-year term Instructor of Communication and Media and Director of Debate, starting August 2022. Teaching responsibilities include nine credit hours per semester, which typically includes Oral Communication (basic course) and other courses throughout the department. This position will also coach students who compete on the Debate team in the UNI Forensics Program and work with forensics graduate assistants assigned to that program; coordinate with the Director of Forensics and forensics graduate assistants to staff and operate the Debate Team; assist with hosting tournaments; conduct all travel planning for the Debate Team; develop annual budget for the Debate Program and report expenditures; travel with the Debate team to tournaments (normally 10-12 trips annually); recruit students and graduate assistants for the Debate team; and serve as a judge at tournaments. The Director of Debate will serve as the primary person responsible for coaching the Debate team and is expected to conduct weekly squad meetings and hold weekly group and individual coaching sessions. This position will also participate in the department's curricular program and contribute to an educationally sound and competitively successful forensics program.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.

Education Requirements:
M.A. in Communication Studies or related curriculum required.

Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications include demonstrated effectiveness during at least two years of debate coaching, either as a graduate student or an active coach; demonstrated teaching effectiveness in a communication course; and an ability to travel.

Required Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Evidence of Coaching Effectiveness

Professional References:
Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References:

Cover Letter:
A plain text cover letter is required.

John Fritch -
Communication Arts Center 266

Phone: 319-273-2725
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