The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 3-year renewable appointment as instructor, with expertise in the following areas: public debate, deliberation, and dialogue. The position includes teaching two courses a semester (50%) in areas related to this specialization as well as the development and administration of a program in deliberation, dialogue, and noncompetitive public debate (50%) that will serve the interests of undergraduates at CU generally but especially in the newly formed College of Media, Communication and Information. The person hired into this position will be instrumental in giving the new program a distinctive shape and mission and will be responsible for program administration including overseeing relevant graduate student appointments. The program is expected to cultivate skills in, and support the practice of, deliberation, dialogue, argumentation, and debate in co-curricular sites such as the College’s Communication and Society Residential Academic Program, and with student organizations like the Multiethnic Media Organization or the Association for Women in Communications. The Program may also plan and/or partner with other campus organizations to design and conduct events that involve debate, deliberation, dialogue, and other modes of public communication.
The position will begin August 2015. Preferred requirement includes a PhD in Communication or a related field, with the minimum requirement being the MA in Communication or a related field. In addition, two or more years of significant practitioner experience is required in a program devoted to deliberation, debate, and/or dialogue. Salary will be commensurate with the level of experience. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, which includes an overview of their deliberation, dialogue, and/or debate background, a current CV, syllabi of courses taught, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course and instructor evaluations) and three letters of recommendation. Applications are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/94221. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional questions may be emailed to John Jackson, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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