Non-Tenure Stream Lecturer or Assistant Instructor, beginning Fall 2019, pending budgetary approval.
The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a position as Associate Director of Debate at the rank of either Lecturer, or Assistant Instructor, 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. Ph.D. is required for the rank of Lecturer and M.A. status is required for the rank of Assistant Instructor. Debate coaching experience is required with a strong preference for intercollegiate policy debate, as the successful candidate will assist in the administration of one of the nation's storied public and intercollegiate policy debate programs. This is a one-year, non-tenure stream position with possibility of renewal subject to performance review.
NTS Lecturers are voting members of the Department's faculty and can participate in the University's broader governance. The intellectual and pedagogical environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for substantive conversations regarding teaching excellence, including Speaking in the Disciplines, Writing in the Disciplines, and the University Center for Teaching and Learning.
Starting date for the position is September 1, 2019. Salary, scholarly assistance, and benefits are competitive and dependent upon rank (Lecturer or Assistant Instructor). This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO / AA/M /F/Vets/Disabled
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