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Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor in Communication Studies (Forensics) at University of Puget Sound

Appointment: Full-time, one-year replacement, non-tenure-track position; begins Fall Term 2015.


Puget Sound seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor (or Visiting Instructor) and Interim Director of Forensics. Candidates should be teacher-scholars, dedicated to undergraduate education in rhetoric and argumentation. Primary responsibilities will be to teach rhetorical theory and in the University’s first-year seminar core: Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry.  The successful candidate also may have the opportunity to teach a lower and/or upper level department elective in their area of expertise. Candidates will also assist in administering and coaching the University’s nationally ranked forensics program which focuses on NDT/CEDA and NPDA styles of debate.  Other duties include continuation of professional development, involvement in activities sponsored by the department and University, and travel to regional and national tournaments with the forensics program.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered, M.A. for Visiting Instructor) and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor (or Visiting Instructor depending on qualifications)

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city.  Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than April 1, 2015 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered:

- Curriculum vitae

- Letter of Interest

- Teaching statement including forensics pedagogy

- Teaching evaluations (please include statistical analysis of teaching evaluations, not full evaluations themselves)

- Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

Commitment to Diversity: Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Please view the University Diversity Statement.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.