Lecturer Position: Speech Communication and Debate

The Department of Communication at the University of Washington seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer on a three-year contract, beginning autumn 2013. The new faculty will contribute primarily to undergraduate education. The Department of Communication is an intellectually robust environment that includes an undergraduate program with 1000 majors and several areas of emphasis across a range of communication contexts; a leading MA/PhD program that admits 10-12 students annually; and a premier professional master’s program in Communication Leadership that admits 75 students annually. Research, teaching, and service are priorities in the Department, and diversity is a core value for the university, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department.

We seek a Lecturer in speech communication to teach in the undergraduate curriculum who will also serve as debate coach, supporting the Department’s efforts to promote student participation in intercollegiate and public debate. Teaching duties will consist of four courses a year on the quarter system at both the introductory and advanced levels. Classes may include public speaking, argumentation, and debate. The candidate will be responsible for creating a small policy debate team, so the successful applicant will have experience with policy debate, recruitment, and grant writing. The Lecturer will coach, administer, and travel with the team, and will work with faculty on the Department’s intramural and public debate programs. The ideal candidate would also contribute to the Department’s intellectual conversation about rhetoric and speech and have experience working with diverse populations. Candidates must have a MA in communication or a closely related discipline. Doctoral candidates or PhDs are strongly preferred. Applications should include (1) a letter that addresses teaching interests and coaching philosophy; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) representative quantitative teaching evaluations; and (4) three letters of recommendation. Complete applications received by March 15, 2013 will be given full consideration.

The start date for this position is September 16, 2013. Application materials are to be submitted online beginning January 25 at http://com.uw.edu/facultysearch. Inquiries should be directed to Department Chair David Domke, at domke@uw.edu

The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action, equal-opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.