Vega, Matthew J. vegam
Thu Oct 5 13:44:52 CDT 2006

The paperwork is still in-process, so this position doesn't appear open on the UMKC website.  However, the dean has approved the job description.  I'm posting this now to give everyone as much lead time as possible.
Linda will be conducting the search.  Her goal is to meet with interested candidates on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON and THURSDAY at the NCA convention in San Antonio.  If you are interested, please email Linda at collierl at umkc.edu so we can arrange a meeting time and place.  If you are interested but won't be at NCA, please contact Linda at the same address so you can set up an alternative opportunity to meet. 

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is 
searching for applicants to fill a 12- month, non-tenure track faculty position.  The start date is June 1, 2007.  We seek excellence in coaching, teaching and administration. Salary, scholarly assistance and benefits are competitive.  The University of Missouri-Kansas City is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply. 

Substantial experience as an intercollegiate policy debate coach is required as the successful candidate will be expected to direct the UMKC Debate Program.  The UMKC Debate Program is a highly competitive intercollegiate policy debate team that competes in tournaments sanctioned by the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) and at the National Debate Tournament (NDT). 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to handle the responsibilities of this position which include: administration of the debate program including extensive travel with the team; supervising assistant coaches and 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 outstanding students for UMKC and the program. 

Required: Masters' degree in communication, political science, or other related field, administrative experience that includes budgeting, teaching experience at the college level and experience coaching debate. 
Desired:  J.D. or Ph.D. in communication, political science, or related field, administrative experience that includes budgeting, teaching experience at the college level and experience coaching debate.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, copies of both undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of coaching philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi and course assignments, and evaluations of teaching by students, peers, and supervisors. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 20, 2006, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. 

Address application materials to:    Linda M. Collier, Communication Studies Department, 202 Haag Hall, UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499.

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