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Lecturer and Associate Director of Debate

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All application materials should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTE0 . Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, one article-length writing sample, a 1-2 page statement describing the candidate’s debate coaching philosophy, sample course syllabi and course assignments, and student course evaluations. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Gordon Mitchell at commjobs@pitt.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Lecturer and Associate Director of Debate
Department Name 12205-Communication
Position Number 0080449
Position Details

Lecturer, Non-tenure stream, beginning Fall 2016, pending budgetary approval. The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a position as Associate Director of Debate, to be appointed at the rank of Lecturer, non-tenure stream, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates whose exemplary backgrounds in argumentation pedagogy position them well to assume a leadership role in the William Pitt Debating Union, and to teach undergraduate courses such as Public Speaking, Argument, Debate, and Discussion. PhD or ABD status and debate coaching experience are required, as the successful candidate will assist in the administrative of one of the nation’s storied intercollegiate policy debate programs. This is a one-year, non-tenure stream position with possibility of renewal subject to performance review. The intellectual environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. The department has developed working relationships with distinguished programs in Africana Studies, Bioethics and Health Law, Classics, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, European Studies, Global Studies, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Film Studies, History, and Philosophy of Science, International Security Studies, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program. Starting date for the positon is September 1, 2016. Salary, scholarly assistance, and benefits are competitive. The institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.

Application Process

All application materials should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTE0 . Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, one article-length writing sample, a 1-2 page statement describing the candidate’s debate coaching philosophy, sample course syllabi and course assignments, and student course evaluations. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Gordon Mitchell at commjobs@pitt.edu.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 09/25/2015
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Contact Person Gordon Mitchell
Contact Email
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