[eDebate] Position Announcement:DOF @ Cal State Northridge

Wed Mar 22 17:53:44 CST 2006

-----Original Message-----
From: Becky Opsata [mailto:bso77842 at csun.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:53 PM
To: 'edebate at ndtceda.com'
Subject: CSUN DoF Position Announcement


As many of you know, I will be leaving CSUN at the end of this year to move to the Bay Area.  CSUN 
is hiring to replace me.  It is a great job.



Here is the announcement.  Feel free to ask me any questions about it you may have.


Dr. Becky Opsata

Director of Forensics

California State University Northridge


(818) 677-3043 (office)





Northridge, California 91330



Department:    Communication Studies                                                     Effective 
Date of Appointment: Fall 2006

                             (Subject to Budgetary Approval)


Rank:         Lecturer and Interim Director of Forensics                       Salary: Depends on 



Qualifications:  Master?s degree required prior to the beginning of the Fall 2006 semester (Ph.D. 
preferred).  Previous experience directing a forensics program and working with culturally diverse 
students preferred; prior teaching experience at the university level preferred; demonstrated 
commitment to excellence in teaching required.


CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty 
and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to 
multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.


At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization 
from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.


Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.


Responsibilities:  Direct a forensics program that incorporates both intercollegiate debate and 
individual events competition.  Supervise several graduate assistant coaches. Teach basic public 
speaking, argumentation, or upper division courses in the department curriculum.  Possibility of 
teaching graduate seminars (candidates with earned doctorates).  Develop collaborative programs 
linking the campus, the surrounding community, and CSUN forensics and identify funding support for 
these programs.


Application Deadline:  One year appointment with the possibility of renewal.  Applicants must 
submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, three letters of 
recommendation, transcripts from institution awarding highest degree, and evidence of teaching 
effectiveness.  Review of completed files begins April 15, 2006 (with preference given to files 
received by this date) and continues until the position is filled.  Individuals from racial and 
ethnic minority communities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:

                       Peter O. Nwosu, Professor and Chair

                       Communication Studies

                       California State University, Northridge

                       Northridge, CA  91330-8257

                       (818) 677-2853   pnwosu at csun.edu


Department Information:

The Communication Studies Department consists of 13 tenured and tenure track faculty and a number 
of part-time faculty and staff, all serving approximately 600 majors.  The Department offers both 
Bachelor?s and Master?s degrees.  See http://www.csun.edu/coms for program and faculty 


General Information:

California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California 
State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San 
Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The 
University enrolls approximately 32,000 students (24,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, 
served by 2,000 faculty. Eight Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 50 disciplines, master?s 
degrees in 41 fields, and credentials in the field of education. For more information about the 
University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime 
Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics 
available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print copies 
are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of 
Faculty Affairs.


Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity 
and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.


The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on 
the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, 
disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.



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