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Lecturer and Assistant Director of Forensics

Berry College
Mount Berry, Georgia
Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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The Department of Communication at Berry College invites applications for a Lecturer in Communication and Assistant Director of Forensics to begin August 2023. This position is a full-time, non tenure-track, annually renewable appointment. The Department of Communication seeks a faculty member who is committed to excellent undergraduate teaching and educationally-grounded forensics coaching. The Berry College Forensics Union prides itself on student wellness and seeks a coach committed to helping students pursue excellence in competition, in the classroom, and in life.

We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to developing an equitable and diverse academic environment in teaching, mentoring, and service. This includes (and is not limited to) providing effective instruction to under-represented students, as well as coaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates from historically marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The Berry College Forensics Union is a highly decorated, comprehensive program that has earned multiple state, regional, and national championships throughout its history, both team and individual. Established in 1978, BCFU is dedicated to the College's mission to educate the head, heart, and hands. Throughout its history, BCFU has consistently produced national finalists while also preparing competitors for personal and professional success beyond Berry. Both the Department of Communication and BCFU are devoted to providing practical experience in the application of communication principles. The department prides itself on providing varied research and meaningful applied opportunities within a culture of belonging and inclusion.


The successful candidate will be expected to coach, travel, and perform administrative duties in assisting the Director of Forensics. The teaching load is 3-4, primarily teaching Rhetoric and Public Address (COM 203/4), a required course that reflects the College's commitment to rhetoric and the liberal arts. There may be opportunities to teach other courses based on interest, credentials, and department needs.


Master's degree in Communication or a Communication-related field; Ph.D. preferred Teaching experience at the college level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness Experience coaching collegiate forensics Strong organizational skills, proficiency in online tabulation programs, and experience with social media and team promotional efforts Valid driver's license and a safe driving record


Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

All potential employees at Berry College are required to submit to a full national background check prior to hiring.

About Berry College:

Berry is a selective independent college of 2100 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, arts, and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.


Applicants should provide the following materials:

Letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position. Curriculum vitae or resume. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. A statement of teaching philosophy. A statement of forensics coaching philosophy. A statement showing the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. Names and contact information for three references, which will be kept in confidence.

Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kimberly Field-Springer at [email protected]


For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands” by college founder Martha Berry – remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was founded in 1902.  

Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students that offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. Students are encouraged to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the nation’s premier on-campus work experience program, and more than 90 percent take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.  


Berry College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with Christian values. The college furthers our students' intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well; and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic betterment. Berry emphasizes an educational program committed to high academic standards, values based on Christian principles, practical work experience and community service in a distinctive environment of natural beauty. It is Berry's goal to make an excellent private liberal-arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.  


Berry College is located next to Rome on U.S. 27 in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga.  
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Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 27,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.  


Berry was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A girls' school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation's most successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in 1972.

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