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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies

Job No: 524032
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Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: RealCat
Department: 16580000 - LS-DIAL CENTER

Job Description

Classification Title:

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

Job Description:

The Dial Center for Written & Oral Communication at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for the position of Communication Studies Lecturer (or Senior Lecturer) beginning August 16, 2023 to teach undergraduate courses and serve as the Director of Debate for the Speech and Debate Team. The position is a full-time, nine-month, renewable, non-tenure-accruing appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, with an opportunity for advancement in UF's Lecturer track.

The successful candidate for this position will coach, manage, and travel with the competitive International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Debate team and oversee the Public Debate squad at UF. Additionally, the candidate will work with the Director of Forensics on the hiring of graduate assistants, creating travel schedules, and managing the team's travel budget. The candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of two undergraduate courses per semester in addition to their duties as Director of Debate, as staffing needs dictate, including foundational courses (e.g., Intro to Public Speaking; Intro to Interpersonal Communication) and other topics in the candidate's area of specialty. Candidates with a background in Performance Studies or Argumentation is preferred.

Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the development of courses for the UF Quest Initiative; support the UF Beyond 120 Initiative; work with the Center's student groups; provide outreach for the Center through connections/collaborations with other campus units and the local community; participate in Center activities; provide service to the university and the profession.

UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. Applicants are encouraged to visit the unit's website to learn more about the Dial Center for Written & Oral Communication.

The Dial Center for Written & Oral Communication particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
    Ph.D. in Communication Studies or closely-related field (Ph.D. must be completed by August 15, 2023; M.A. (or other terminal degree) will be considered if other qualifications are outstanding. Demonstrated excellence in competitive college-level debate events Demonstrated excellence as a teacher with evidence of incorporating diverse perspectives into teaching Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the unit and across campus Ability to teach foundational courses in the Center (i.e. Intro to Public Speaking; Intro to Interpersonal Communication) A record of scholarly research and conference presentations

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Administrative and coaching experience in a university Speech & Debate program
  • Experience teaching small, large, and online undergraduate classes
  • Background in Performance Studies or Argumentation
  • Experience coaching IPDA-style of debate

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at, job #524032, and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a complete curriculum vitae; (4) recent course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching; (5) a list of three references. If, after initial review, you are chosen to receive further consideration, an email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letters to the submission packet.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022 and will remain open until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. You may send email inquiries about the position to Dr. Amy Martinelli, Chair of the Search Committee (, but please be aware that all materials must be submitted via the online application as outlined above.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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