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Arkansas State University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Type of Employment:Faculty # of openings:1 Location:ASU-Jonesboro Proposed Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Closing:3/21/24

Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

The Department of Communication invites applications for a renewable instructor and Director of Debate in position to begin in Fall 2024

The Department of Communication seeks an experienced and energetic colleague to join our department as an instructor and director of debate. The Director of Debate will work closely with students to prepare them for regional and national debate tournaments, to organize and host events, to manage logistics, and to recruit new members

The Department of Communication offers a Certificate in Debate and Forensics as well as a Master of Arts program in Communication Studies

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The instructor will work and travel with the A-State debate team. As the Director of Debate, this individual will engage in planning, budgeting, evaluating, recruiting, coaching, operating and attending tournaments.
  • The instructor will teach 12 hours per semester including intercollegiate debate. Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses in oral communication, argumentation, persuasion, among others, depending on the candidate’s expertise and interest areas and the needs of the department.
  • The faculty member will be expected to engage in service activities to the department, college, and university.
  • Other duties as assigned


• Demonstrated record of effective teaching
• Commitment to recruiting and maintaining a diverse community of debate students
• Ability to advise and mentor students
• Knowledge of a variety of debate and forensic styles
• Positive attitude and ability to foster teamwork
• Exceptional organization skills
• Ability to champion our university and debate program to potential students

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Since Debate/Forensics may have tournaments in and outside of the state, it is important to be able to drive with a current license

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in coaching intercollegiate debate

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Master's Degree in Communication or a related field

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Arkansas State, founded in 1909, is the second-largest university in the state. It is located on Crowley’s Ridge in Jonesboro, the largest city in eastern Arkansas and the economic hub of the region. Today, the institution has more than 100,000 alumni and meets the needs of individuals and communities at all points along the educational continuum.


A Carnegie Research 2 university, A-State hosts the first osteopathic medical school in Arkansas, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and opened the first U.S.-style residential campus in Mexico in fall of 2017.


With the Discover 2025 Strategic Plan as its guide, A-State is engaged in creating collaboration opportunities including the Center for No-Boundary Thinking and exploring a public-private partnership to bring the first College of Veterinary Medicine to the state.


Undergraduate experiences have been highlighted for the last decade with the Create@State spring conference. Create@State participants have an advantage in achieving the graduate school of their choice, including continuing to advanced degrees at A-State. Research opportunities alongside our faculty are not the exception at A-State.


A-State begins its second decade offering online curriculum and course work, and remains the state’s largest provider of 100% online degree programs based in the state with 99 areas of study. While the majority (74%) are graduate students, more than 1,500 students are pursuing their bachelor’s degree.


Arkansas State University operates as a member of the Arkansas State University System based in Little Rock and offers degrees at the doctoral, specialist, master’s, bachelor, and associate levels. Arkansas State is home to eight undergraduate colleges: Agriculture, Engineering and Computer Science; Education and Behavioral Science; Neil Griffin College of Business; Liberal Arts and Communication; Nursing and Health Professions; Sciences and Mathematics; and University College. While it does not award degrees, the Honors College is a component of the university’s academic structure. The Department of Military Science provides programs for students who aspire to be U.S. Army officers.


The Jonesboro campus is led by the chancellor, with a Chancellor’s Cabinet which includes the senior executive vice chancellor and provost in Academic Affairs and Research, senior vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, vice chancellors for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations; Intercollegiate Athletics; Student Affairs and Dean of Students; University Advancement; and Chief Communications Officer.


The Arkansas State University System is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor of Arkansas to serve staggered seven-year terms. The trustees hire the system president, approve the curriculum, annually approve an operating budget, and establish policies for the efficient and effective operation of the institutions.


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