[eDebate] Director of Debate Position at University of Northern Iowa

Katherine Lavelle lenehan20
Mon Jun 15 19:27:52 CDT 2009


Hi all,

I'm attaching and including information about the Director of Debate position at the University of Northern Iowa. This is a non-tenure track position, but is renewable. I am in a tenure track position as the Director of Forensics. The plan is to hire this summer, and Cate will help the new person transition into the job. We have been incredibly fortunate this year to have Kelsey Harr stay on as co-director of debate, and Cate's years of fantastic service to our team. Our students are working on the topic research right now. Please email me or John Fritch if you have any questions about the position or the team!

Kate Lavelle
Director of Debate

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
INSTRUCTOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES/DIRECTOR OF DEBATE
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:  Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Debate ? Three-year term appointment 

STARTING DATE:  August 15, 2009    

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum of  M. A. in Communication Studies (or curricularly-related program), (Masters students who expect to complete their degree by August 2009 are encouraged to apply), at least two years of  NDT/CEDA debate coaching experience either as a graduate student or as an active coach, and demonstrated teaching effectiveness in an introductory communication course required. Pre-employment background checks are required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach 9 credit hours (three sections), including Oral Communication (basic course). Coach students in NDT/CEDA debate, work with Director of Forensics and forensics graduate assistants, travel 10-15 trips annually with team to tournaments and serve as a judge. Host tournaments, develop annual budget and report expenditures, conduct weekly team meetings, and hold weekly group and individual coaching sessions.

COMPENSATION:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  UNI provides an excellent fringe benefits package including TIAA-CREF retirement, group life, disability, medical and dental insurance.

APPLICATION:  Send letter of application (which includes a description of areas of academic expertise); a vita (including a complete record of past employment and experience); evidence of teaching effectiveness; statement of forensics philosophy; and the names and contact information of at least three references to:

    Donna Uhlenhopp
    Attn:  Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Debate Search
    Department of Communication Studies
    University of Northern Iowa 
    326 Lang Hall    
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0139
    Phone: 319-273-6118
    Fax: 319-273-7356

Electronic applications may be sent to donna.uhlenhopp at uni.edu. 

FORENSICS:  The UNI Forensics program is the oldest student organization on campus.  The forensics program has a Director of Forensics, Director of Individual Events, Director of Debate, and two graduate assistants.  Forensics has a large squad room, with numerous computers and ample workspace.  We are able to offer several scholarships each semester to interested students.  The debate team typically consists of 8 to 12 competitors who are active on both the regional and national levels. 

DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Communication Studies is a multi-area department with more than 30 full-time faculty and staff.  There are approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students currently enrolled in the department.  Undergraduate majors include: Electronic Media, Communication, and Public Relations.  The department also provides a broad range of co-curricular experiences for students, including a Performance Studies program that produces four major productions per year in their ninety-seat Interpreters Theatre. 

UNIVERSITY:    The University of Northern Iowa prides itself on putting "Students First" and has a reputation for providing exceptional undergraduate education, as well as complementary programs at the master?s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences. One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report has ranked UNI second among Midwest public universities for 12 consecutive years. The university?s size -- just more than 12,900 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. UNI is a smoke-free campus. For more information, see www.uni.edu. 

COMMUNITY:     The University is located in Cedar Falls in Northeast Iowa.  The metropolitan area, which includes sister city Waterloo, has a population of 125,000, making it the fourth largest in the state.  The two communities provide a broad range of cultural and entertainment activities.  The metropolitan area serves as the commercial, cultural, and political hub of Northeast Iowa.

TIMELINE:  Applications received by July 6, 2009, will be given full consideration.  The Department of Communication Studies encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

THE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

Search # F2009-048

Department of Communication Studies
Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Debate

The University of Northern Iowa seeks applicants for the following position in the Department of Communication Studies.

Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Debate, Three-year term (non-tenure track).  

Required qualifications: M.A. in Communication Studies (or curricularly-related program). Masters students who expect to complete their degree by August 2009 are encouraged to apply. At least two years of NDT/CEDA debate coaching experience either as a graduate student or an active coach, and demonstrated teaching effectiveness in an introductory communication course. Pre-employment background checks are required.

Responsibilities: Teach 9 credit hours (three sections), including Oral Communication (basic course). Coach students in NDT/CEDA debate, work with Director of Forensics and forensics graduate assistants, travel 10-15 trips annually with team to tournaments and serve as a judge. Host tournaments, develop annual budget and report expenditures, conduct weekly team meetings, and hold weekly group and individual coaching sessions.

Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  To view full position description, visit our web page at www.uni.edu/comstudy.  Send letter of application (which includes a description of areas of academic expertise), vita (including complete record of past employment and experience), evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of forensics philosophy, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Donna Uhlenhopp, Attn: Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Debate Search, Department of Communication Studies, University of Northern Iowa, 326 Lang Hall, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0139. Phone: (319) 273-6118. Electronic materials may be sent to donna.uhlenhopp at uni.edu. Applications received by July 6, 2009, will be given full consideration.

UNI is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

UNI is a smoke-free campus.




SEARCH NUMBER:  F2009-048



Katherine L. Lavelle

Director of Forensics
University of Northern Iowa 


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