Full-Time Lecturer, Associate Director of Forensics, Speech and Debate

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Communications/Journalism

Position: Full-Time Lecturer, Associate Director of Forensics, Speech and Debate (1 to 3-academic year(s) appointment, renewable)
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: The Full-Time Lecturer B (Academic Year) classification salary is $71,100 to $151,128 per academic year (paid as 12 monthly payments). The anticipated hiring range is $85,000 to $90,000 per year. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin June 21, 2024. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication Studies

Required Qualifications:

  • M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. in Communication or related field
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • Experience as a director, assistant director, or speech and debate coach
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience administrating a full-service forensics program and hosting forensics tournaments
  • Ability to teach courses in argumentation and debate; a commitment to engaging students outside of the classroom through providing support, including mentoring, and program development
  • Teaching experience demonstrating excellence on the university level


  • Work with department specialists to manage budget and team travel requests
  • Compose yearly IRA request and attend hearings
  • Host Jack Howe Memorial tournament and other local and national tournaments at the high school and college level
  • Schedule and attend team meetings (2x a week)
  • Recruit on-campus and off-campus – particularly LA Urban Debate League schools
  • Coordinate team travel arrangements and attend some forensics tournaments
  • Supervise forensics Graduate Assistants
  • Foster alumni and community relations
  • Develop fundraising opportunities
  • Perform other duties necessary to administer a full-service forensics program

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum one page, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Names and contact information for three current references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage (On-campus applicants: at least one reference must be from outside CSULB)
  • A copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree should you reach the semi-finalist stage
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click “the Apply Now” icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for more information about application, position, and search process contact:

Jennifer Asenas, Department Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Department of Communication Studies
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2009

(562) 985-4301 or E-Mail: jennifer.asenas@csulb.edu

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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