Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Communication: Debate (COMM 191) Macken Forensics Lab

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7088058 (Ref.No. 2592828)
Posted: October 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 27, 2021
Deadline: Nov 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Communication Department seeks to hire a per-course faculty member to teach Comm 191, Macken Forensics Lab, in the Spring of 2022.

Class meeting days/time to be determined.

Course Description

Assistant Forensics Debate/Individual Events Coach will assist in the following areas:

Assessment and Editing of weekly research and practicum assignments

Coordination and supervision of practice debates, speeches, and training sessions

Travel to/from two to three forensics tournaments, supervising students, judging and coaching per Fall and Spring semester with one tournament over Jan term at most. Spring travel includes nationals in the two to three tournaments and not additionally. Completion of paperwork associated with travel, when necessary

Assisting the Director/Head Coach with advocacy projects and exhibition debates/events for the campus and local communities

Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Communication (or expected at the time of application and earned by August, 2021). Master's in other areas with debate and/or forensics coaching experience considered. Ability to work with a diverse student body and staff. Ideal candidates will have experience or knowledge of American parliamentary formats (NPDA), policy (CEDA), or NFA-LD debate, platform, and limited preparation speaking events (Informative, Persuasive, Communication Analysis, Speech to Entertain, Extemporaneous, and Impromptu).

Candidates must reside in California.

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