Assistant Lecturer in Communication Studies and Director of Debate

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7205295 (Ref:BSU41085)

Posted: January 8, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Full-time, Non-Tenure Track position (possibility for renewal) as Assistant Lecturer of Communication Studies and Director of Debate available August 15, 2024. Primary instructional responsibilities include the ability to teach an advanced presentational design and delivery course along with classes in the major, which includes four undergraduate concentrations: organizational & professional, relational & interpersonal, advocacy & public, and entertainment & sport communication. As the Director of Debate this individual will engage in planning, budgeting, evaluating, recruiting, coaching, operating and attending tournaments; Service responsibilities include serving on departmental, college, and university committees as needed. Other duties as assigned. Teaching load is 3 classes (9 hours) in both the Fall and Spring semester and a 1 class (3 hour) reassignment for serving as Director of Debate. Potential for Summer teaching. Renewal is not automatic but depends upon excellent performance, budgetary considerations, and the needs of the university.

Job Function:

Full-time, Non-Tenure Track position (possibility for renewal) as Assistant Lecturer of Communication Studies and Director of Debate available August 15, 2024. Primary instructional responsibilities include the ability to teach an advanced presentational design and delivery course along with classes in the major, which includes four undergraduate concentrations: organizational & professional, relational & interpersonal, advocacy & public, and entertainment & sport communication. As the Director of Debate this individual will engage in planning, budgeting, evaluating, recruiting, coaching, operating and attending tournaments; Service responsibilities include serving on departmental, college, and university committees as needed. Other duties as assigned. Teaching load is 3 classes (9 hours) in both the Fall and Spring semester and a 1 class (3 hour) reassignment for serving as Director of Debate. Potential for Summer teaching. Renewal is not automatic but depends upon excellent performance, budgetary considerations, and the needs of the university.

Minimum Experience:

Master's degree in Communication Studies by August 1, 2024; teaching experience on the college level in undergraduate classes and evidence of excellence in teaching; at least two years of experience as a college debate coach.

Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.

Preferred Experience:

Doctorate in Communication Studies. Experience as an Assistant or Director of Debate. Rank is commensurate with qualifications.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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