This is in addition to the other position posted to this list.

Position Announcement

Full-time Lecturer in Speech and Debate


Position: A full-time lecturer, nine month position. Teaching experience and knowledge of competitive policy debate are essential. We are seeking an individual who is interested in teaching strong oral communication skills, working with young minds to build strong debaters, and working to further the level of excellence of the University of Vermont Debate Team.


Primary Responsibilities: Teach courses in Effective Speaking, Fundamentals of Policy Debate, and Special Topics. Typical course load for academic year is 4/4. In addition, the individual will assist in coaching nationally competitive policy debate team. Travel with the debate team is expected. Summer employment is possible. Knowledge of WUDC debate us a plus but not required.


Facilities: Speech is housed in the Department of Theatre under the College of Arts and Sciences. The program is based at 475 Main Street in Burlington. It provides classroom experience for nearly 275 students a semester and supervises 30+ debaters in various categories.


Qualifications: Applicant must have at least an MA or PhD (ABD is acceptable) in Speech Communication and/or a related field (ask if you are unsure about your qualifications). Experience in competitive debate is essential. S/he should have both experience in and enthusiasm for undergraduate education.


Compensation: The University of Vermont offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package that includes comprehensive health and dental plans, tuition remission, retirement savings plans, paid vacation, medical leave and cultural holidays.


Application: A curriculum vitae, a professional resume, a letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to [log in to unmask] .


Screening of applications will begin March 15, 2012 and continue until a candidate has accepted the position. Appointment will begin on August 27 2012.


Setting: The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, Vermont, situated between the Green and Adirondack Mountains on the shores of Lake Champlain. The University is organized into ten colleges and schools which enroll approximately 10,000 students.


Additional information regarding the Speech and Debate program can be found at and further information about the Lawrence Debate Union can be found at .


The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and under represented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities,

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics, University of Vermont
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