Author Topic: Term Instructor—One-Year Appointment Rhetorical Studies and Debate  (Read 2246 times)


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Southeast Missouri State University is looking to hire a debate coach. This is a one year temporary position with the expectation that it will become tenure track the following year. The team has traditionally done NEDA but from my experience the coach has the freedom to do what they want with the program.

The job call is below:

Term Instructor—One-Year Appointment

Rhetorical Studies and Debate

Department of Communication Studies

Primary Responsibilities

The instructor of Communication Studies will teach courses in public address, argumentation & debate, political communication, and other courses in area of expertise or departmental need. Ideally, the applicant will also oversee an award-winning debate program focused on civic advocacy. The candidate will teach the equivalent of a 12-hour course load per semester with three hours of the load devoted to debate duties.

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D. or ABD in Communication Studies (traditionally known as Speech Communication). Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/ government certified university.

* Public Address, Argumentation, or Debate training appropriately aligned with position responsibilities

* Successful/relevant experience teaching at the college/university level

* Demonstrated commitment to public address/debate as a means of civic engagement

* Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

* Commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community

* Commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.

Application Deadline: The position is available August, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 19, 2018.

Required Information: To apply, please e-mail the following items to Glen Williams, Chairperson of Communication Studies, at

* Brief letter of interest addressing position requirements

* Current curriculum vitae

* Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)

* Name and contact information of two references

Departmental Information: The Department of Communication Studies serves approximately 210 majors. Additional information available at:

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.