[eDebate] Offical Job Announcement - Arizona State University - Director of Forensics
Fri Apr 7 16:38:07 CDT 2006
Below if the official announcement for the Director of Forensics
position at Arizona State University starting Fall 2006.
A copy of the position announcement is also posted on the School's
website at: http://www.asu.edu/clas/communication/
I will be at the NFA national tourney in Eau Claire next week with
additional hard copies of the position description and in the interim be
happy to answer questions folks have.
I am staying on at ASU in a redefined role. The position, I believe, is
a very good one in terms of opportunities personally and professionally.
Please note the position has a rolling deadline and completed
applications will be reviewed weekly. The job will entail coaching,
travel, administration and teaching. The program is well funded and
there are graduate teaching assistants (MA and PhD) working with the
If you have questions, please send me an email and I look forward to
talking with folks about the position.
Kelly M. McDonald, Ph.D.
Director of Forensics & Assistant Professor
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
PO Box 871205
Tempe, AZ 85287-1205
Office: 474 Stauffer Hall
Phone: (480) 965-2027 (direct)
Fax: (480) 965-4291
Email: kelly.mcdonald at asu.edu
ASU Forensics on the web:
LECTURER - DIRECTOR OF FORENSICS
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University is
seeking a Lecturer to serve as Director of Forensics for Fall 2006.
The essential functions of this position include: Administration of the
forensics program including extensive travel with the team, supervising
students, managing budgets, arranging travel details (i.e. hotel/vehicle
reservations), managing weekly team meeting and coaching sessions,
tracking student competition records and updating the team's records and
accomplishments on the website, hosting annual tournaments, teaching
communication courses, and recruiting potential outstanding students for
ASU and the program. Required: Masters degree in communication or
related field, experience coaching debate and/or individual events.
Desired: Ph.D. in Communication or related field or J.D.;
administrative experience, including budgeting and teaching experience
at college level.
The school includes 22 full-time faculty members and offers the BA, BS,
MA, and Ph.D. degrees in communication. The school offers laboratory
facilities, microcomputer resources, project support, and a performance
studio. The Main Campus is located in Tempe, a progressive suburb of
Phoenix. Our location offers the resources of a major metropolitan area
(5+ million) in a state with spectacular natural scenery and
recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population.
Application deadline is April 24, 2006; if not filled, then every
subsequent Monday until search is closed. Applications must include
cover letter indicating interest in the position and the ways in which
their qualifications match the required and desired qualifications;
statement of philosophy for coaching / forensics administration; three
letters of recommendation; curriculum vita; and evidence of teaching
excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations to include numerical
summaries with questions).
Address application materials to:
Dr. Kelly McDonald, Search Committee Chair
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Arizona State University
P. O. Box 871205
Tempe, AZ 85287-1205
You may also contact Dr. Kelly McDonald by e-mail:
kelly.mcdonald at asu.edu <mailto:Kelly.mcdonald at asu.edu>
Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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