[eDebate] Tenure Track Director of Forensics Position at CSU East Bay

gregachten at berkeley.edu gregachten
Mon Nov 6 16:57:59 CST 2006

Posting this job announcement on behalf of CSU East Bay. They are
interested in re-starting a policy debate team and are seeking a DoF.

Greg Achten




OAA Position No. 07-08 COMM-FORENSICS-TT

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay occupies 342 acres
in the Hayward hills, affording a panoramic view of nearly the entire
San Francisco Bay Area. Cal State East Bay?s proximity to the major Bay
Area cities provides unique cultural opportunities including museums,
art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, plays, musicals, sports events,
and concerts. Its nearness to the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada
Mountains offers recreational diversion as well as excellent
laboratories for educational studies. The nine major buildings contain
150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, 177 specialized instructional
rooms, numerous student oriented computer labs and a library which
contains a collection of over one million items accessible through
HAYSTAC, its on-line catalog. The University has an enrollment of
approximately 13,000 students with 600 faculty. CSUEB is organized into
four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and
Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University
offers bachelor's degrees in 45 fields, minors in 66 fields, and
master's degrees in 31 (in addition to Special Majors). Other programs
lead to teaching, specialist, pupil personnel services, and
administrative services credentials. CSUEB also operates the Concord
Campus, a branch center in Concord, which provides full instructional
support for over 1,600 upper division and graduate students. To learn
more about CSUEB visit http://www.csueastbay.edu.

Located within the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, the
Department of Communication was established in 2002 and combines former
existing elements of the speech communication and mass communication
departments. There are undergraduate options in journalism, public
communication, broadcasting, organizational communication, public
relations, interpersonal communication, advertising and photo
communication. A distinguished faculty of scholars teach approximately
350 majors in addition to minors, and participate in liberal studies and
general education. The Department also offers the M.A. degree in speech

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Assistant Professor of Communication with
specialization in Forensics will be responsible for the programmatic
growth and development of the department?s forensic activities and
program of intercollegiate debate. The individual?s duties may include:
supervise assistants, provide intensive coaching, travel with students
to regional and national intercollegiate tournaments, host tournaments,
recruit students, create and maintain relationships with high school
forensic programs, and represent the department and university as a
spokesperson for reasoned discourse in a democratic society. Teaching
duties include argumentation and debate and other courses, at both
undergraduate and graduate levels, in the candidate?s area of expertise.
In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities,
assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are
expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. University
policy prescribes the criteria for retention, tenure and promotion.
Please note that teaching assignments at California State University,
East Bay include courses at both the Hayward and Concord campuses

Assistant Professor. Salary range: $53,000-$60,000. Salary is dependent
upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter 2007.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in communication. Candidate must expect to have an
earned doctorate no later than the effective date of the appointment.
This position requires a dedicated and energetic person who is committed
to competitive success within the framework of the larger pedagogical
purpose of developing thoughtful citizenship, critical thinking,
knowledge of social-cultural-political and economic issues, courage of
conviction and skills of suasory discourse.

Evidence of professional promise and program of research required.
Demonstration of successful teaching and coaching required. Presentation
to faculty of vision for the forensics program required. Candidates with
successful teaching and debate coaching experience at the university
level are preferred. Demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor
students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin 15 December 2006
and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter
of application; a complete and current vita; graduate transcripts;
copies of major publications; and three letters of recommendation to:

Isaac E. Catt, Ph.D.
Professor of Communicology and Chair
Department of Communication
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
Office Phone No.: 510-885-3292
Office Fax No.: 510-885-4099
E-Mail Address: Isaac.Catt at csueastbay.edu

NOTE: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals
lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of
employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating
the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the
provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the
basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color,
disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin,
race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran?s status. The University
is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to
creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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