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EMPLOYMENT => Coaching Positions => Topic started by: cramhelwich on November 26, 2014, 08:26:14 PM

Title: Director of Forensics, Illinois College
Post by: cramhelwich on November 26, 2014, 08:26:14 PM
Hello All,

Please find below the job description for the Director of Forensics position at Illinois College. Their new president, Barbara Farley, was formerly a Dean at Augsburg College in Minneapolis (which houses the Minnesota Urban Debate League) and is a strong proponent of debate. The College is committed to fielding a robust NDT/CEDA program.

This seems like a very good opportunity for someone who is interested in taking on the challenge of building a new program.




Job Description for Director of Forensics (Ongoing, Annually Renewed, Non-Tenure Track Position) - Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College invites applications for a Director of Forensics to begin Fall 2015. This joint faculty/staff position is an on-going, annually renewed, non-tenure track appointment.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with administration of forensics programs, a successful record of coaching intercollegiate individual events and parliamentary debate, and a demonstrated commitment to the recruitment and retention of students in forensics programs. Responsibilities include the overall revival and management of the IC Forensics program (i.e. scheduling, recruiting, travel coordination, budgets, etc.). Candidates will be expected to maintain weekly coaching hours, participate in campus service activities, and work with the campus and community to raise the profile of the IC Forensics program. In addition, as part of a 1-1 teaching load, candidates will teach the department's Argumentation and Debate course and one section of public speaking during alternate semesters. A Master’s degree in Communication is required.

Illinois College is a liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success. We emphasize experiential learning, service, leadership, and helping students move towards professional careers. The College, founded in 1829, is located in Jacksonville, Illinois, a historic town 35 miles from Springfield.

Interested candidates submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of forensic experience (teaching statement, syllabi, teaching evaluations) and three reference letters to the Office of Academic Affairs Attn: Professor Adam C. Jones, Chair of Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 West College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650 or to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer, encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women, and offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners.