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Seattle Univ. DOF position
« on: November 08, 2016, 01:22:45 AM »
Faculty Position
Seattle University
Director of Forensics/Lecturer

Seattle University’s Communication Department invites applications for a Director of Forensics/Lecturer to begin September 2017. This non-tenure track position will have a three-year renewable contract.

Responsibilities for the position include supervision and coaching of our debate team, which currently focuses on worlds-style debate. The successful applicant will teach four courses during the academic year and oversee the debate program. The department seeks to enhance connections between the debate program and the Communication Department. S/he will coach the intercollegiate student Debate Club, attending the club’s weekly meetings as well as its regional tournaments and oversee its budget and administration. Attendance at Communication Department meetings is expected.
The Communication Department is currently composed of majors in Strategic Communications, Communication Studies, and Journalism, but we are transitioning to a single major in Communication and Media with specializations to give students depth of knowledge. Faculty are expected to support all programs and teach classes to all of our students.

Qualifications:  Masters in Communication or related field; experience coaching debate at the university level and experience in debate or forensics team administration; evidence of teaching effectiveness. Ph.D. is preferred. Experience coaching individual events, in addition to debate, will be a plus.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.
All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator by calling (206) 296-2824.
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-2824
Office of Human Resources
RINA 214
(206) 296-5870
Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants should submit materials at  Include a statement of teaching philosophy and professional accomplishments, a curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references. The position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 15, 2016.
Contact info for questions: 
   Jeff Philpott, PhD