[eDebate] CSUN Director of Forensics Position

Sylvia Symonds sylvia.symonds
Fri Apr 6 20:50:16 CDT 2007

As many of you know, I will be leaving CSUN at the end of this year.  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


Sylvia Symonds

Director of Forensics, CSUN

(818) 677-3043 (office)



Department:    Communication Studies
Effective Date of Appointment: Fall 2007

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)


Rank:         Lecturer and Interim Director of Forensics
Salary:  Dependent on Budget



Qualifications:  Master's degree required prior to the beginning of the Fall
2007 semester (Ph.D. or ABD 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:  Recruit and direct a forensics program that incorporates
both intercollegiate debate and individual events competition.  Supervise
graduate assistant coaches.  Direct intercollegiate and intramural
tournaments.  Teach basic public speaking, argumentation, or upper division
courses in the department curriculum.  Candidates with earned doctorates may
be eligible to teach graduate seminars.  Develop collaborative programs
linking the campus, the surrounding community, and CSUN forensics and
identify funding support for these programs.


Application Deadline:  One year appointment.  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
16, 2007 (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, Chair and Professor

                      Department of Communication Studies

                      California State University, Northridge

                      18111 Nordhoff Street

                      Northridge, CA  91330-8257

                      (818) 677-2853   pnwosu at csun.edu


Department Information:  

The Communication Studies Department consists of 14 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.



Revised 01/06 



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