Instructor, Assistant Director of Forensics - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teach and assist the forensics program by providing direct coaching and preparing students to compete at intercollegiate forensics competitions.

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA invites application for a full-time, non-tenure-track instructor position to serve as the Assistant Director of Forensics, beginning 16 August 2015. This is a three-year contract position, renewable at the discretion of the University, based on performance, need, and available funding, and it includes both service and teaching responsibilities.

Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Communication Studies and the Director of Forensics, the Assistant Director of Forensics is responsible for providing administrative assistance in the forensic program at The University of Alabama — directly coaching and preparing students to compete at intercollegiate forensic competitions and assisting in the recruitment of graduate assistants and undergraduate team members. The assistant director will provide additional program service, as assigned, such as hosting high school and college tournaments, and working closely with the Director of Forensics. The position is a .50 FTE teaching position in the Department of Communication Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses each semester, related to his or her areas of expertise, as needed and assigned by the department chair, and to assist the department with undergraduate advising in the major.

Minimal qualifications for the position include a completed MA degree in Communication Studies by the starting date and evidence of coaching experience in forensics. The preferred candidate will have an excellent academic record, teaching experience in the field, and successful experience in coaching forensics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

The Department of Communication Studies is housed in the College of Communication and Information Sciences and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, with emphases in rhetoric and public discourse, organizational and interpersonal communication, and communication and culture. To learn more about the department, faculty members, and academic programs, please visit our website, at

To apply, access and follow the online directions to upload 1) a cover letter that describes forensic experience, coaching philosophy, and areas of teaching interests, 2) a current CV, and 3) a list of three references.

For more information or questions about the position, please contact:
Robert F. Imbody III, Director of Forensics
Department of Communication Studies
P.O. Box 870172
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
Phone: 205-348-8077
Fax: 205-348-8080

Review of applications will begin 1 February 2015, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; candidates from minority populations are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Attach the following documents:
1)cover letter that describes forensic experience, coaching philosophy, and areas of teaching interests
2) a current CV
3) a list of three references

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Instructor, Assistant Director of Forensics
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Speech / Rhetoric
  • Forensics Coaching
  • Other Communications
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter