Lecturer and Director of Debate

Georgia State University in Georgia

Deadline November 30, 2014
Date Posted August 20, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Lecturer and Director of Debate

Georgia State University

 

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for 2 Lecturer positions; 1) as a Director of Debate and 2) Public Relations both to begin in August 2015, Ph.D., M.F.A., or other terminal degree required for candidacy.

 

Lecturer (Debate)

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for a Lecturer who will serve as Director of Debate to begin August 2015. Candidates will ideally have a background in argumentation and debate pedagogy, an administrative track record that documents an ability to organize tournaments and involvement in forensics events, mentor students to competitive success, and evidences a commitment to diversity and the work of urban debate initiatives. We are open to a range of academic specializations, and the connected teaching assignment could relate to courses in speech communication, rhetoric and argumentation, research methods (social scientific or humanistic), mass communication, media studies, or journalism. Candidates will mainly teach courses in the Department of Communication’s undergraduate speech or journalism sequences. Address applications to Dr. M. Lane Bruner, Search Chair, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Twenty-Five Park Place NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060 or mbruner@gsu.edu.

 

Lecturer (Public Relations)

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for a Lecturer in Public Relations to begin August 2015. Ideal candidates will bring a combination of academic and professional experience that evidences a high degree of knowledge of the public relations and corporate communication sectors. Candidates will mainly teach courses in the Department of Communication’s journalism/PR sequences (e.g., PR Writing, Problems in PR, Corporate Communication, International PR). The lecturer hired will co-advise the GSU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, coach the yearly PRSA Bateman Team, and integrate the current student-run firm into the Department of Communication. GSU’s location provides rich opportunities for partnership with leading PR and advertising/marketing firms, with industry professionals (Georgia’s PRSA chapter is among the nation’s largest), and many opportunities to promote and mentor diverse student pathways to career success. Address applications to Dr. Natalie Tindall, Search Chair, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Twenty Five Park Place NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060 or ntindall@gsu.edu.

 

Applications should include a letter of application and CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Review of applications to begin November 30, 2014. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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