The George Mason University Department of Communication seeks an Assistant Director of Forensics. George Mason University Forensics was established in 1971 and consistently places in the top five nationally. The program has also become an integral part of the mission and vision of George Mason University. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The successful applicant will be expected to coach, travel, perform administrative duties, and recruit from both the high school and community college forensics circuits. The Assistant Director teaches two Communication courses per year (1-1 teaching load), including our basic communication (public speaking and interpersonal communication) course.
Additional responsibilities include co-directing college forensics tournaments, assisting with planning and supervision of a forensics summer camp, and assisting with the planning and execution of a high school speech and debate tournament. Participating in forensics community committees is also expected.
Master's degree in Communication or a Communication-related field (MA, MS, MFA); or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Teaching experience at the college level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness;
Significant experience as a competitor in collegiate Forensics;
Significant experience as a coach in collegiate Forensics;
Strong organizational skills, proficiency in online tabulation programs, and facility with social media and team promotional efforts;
Strong commitment to collegiality and university/forensics community service;
Valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
PhD in Communication or a Communication-related field.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA97Gz; complete and submit the online application; upload a letter outlining your college-level teaching experience and philosophy (classroom), your Forensics coaching and teaching philosophy, and your description of what you can bring to the Mason Forensics Team and Department of Communication. Please also upload your CV and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47666
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.