Assistant Debate Coach/ Lecturer at Vanderbilt University

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The Department of Communication Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to appoint a non-tenure track Full-Time Lecturer and Assistant Director of Debate (one year renewable contract) beginning Fall 2016. Successful candidates will be expected to teach Introduction to Public Speaking each year. Other potential assigned courses include Persuasion, Argumentation and Debate, and Business Communication. Teaching responsibility is three courses per academic year. Additional duties include: assisting the directing of the policy debate program, coaching and traveling with undergraduate debaters to regional and national tournaments, assisting with the annual Vanderbilt Invitational Debate Tournament, and some recruiting and administrative duties as well as assisting with campus and community debate outreach activities. Successful candidates must possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related field. Screening of applications will begin April 22, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (sent separately by writers). All materials must be submitted electronically to: Bonnie J. Dow, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, at Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Vanderbilt is an AA/EO employer and particularly encourages applications from minorities and women. Vanderbilt currently offers the same benefits access to same-sex domestic partners as it does to same-sex spouses and opposite-sex spouses of fully benefits eligible employees and their children.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners.

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