Instructor and Director of Debate – Renewable Non-Tenure Track Department of Communication Studies & Modern Languages College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The successful candidate will teach courses in rhetoric and public address (public speaking, argumentation and debate) and other courses in area of expertise or departmental need. The candidate will oversee a co-curricular debate program affiliated with the National Educational Debate Association (emphasizing civic debate) and regularly host an intercollegiate debate tournament. The person hired will teach the equivalent of a 9-hour course load per semester and participate in service activities (including dual-credit liaison). Additional expectations include curricular development, undergraduate advising, and service to the university.
Ph.D., J.D., or ABD (with Ph.D. or J.D. by August 1, 2019). (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/ government certified university.)
Formal training in rhetoric and public address and/or legal/political communication or a closely related area in Communication/Communication Studies/Speech Communication
Successful, relevant experience teaching and coaching at the college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor, or above
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to enhance or provide instruction online by utilizing a Learning Management System
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, 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. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 10, 2018.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.