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Instructor of Communications Studies and Director of Debate

Missouri Valley College
Marshall, Missouri (US)
Salary commensurate with education and experience

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Faculty Jobs
Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The School of Arts & Humanities at Missouri Valley College invites applications for Instructor of Communication Studies and Director of Debate to begin in August 2024. This position is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Teach nine hours of Communication Studies courses, such as Argumentation and Debate and Public Speaking, each fall and spring semester. Engage in all aspects of Debate activities such as planning, budgeting, evaluating, recruiting, coaching, operating, and attending tournaments.


Master’s Degree in Communication Studies (or closely related discipline) required by August 1, 2024.

Two years prior experience in debate as a Coach.

Doctorate in Communication Studies (or closely related discipline) preferred (rank commensurate with qualifications).

Prior experience in collegiate debate as an Assistant or Director preferred.

Prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.

Possession of (or ability to obtain) a Class E and/or CDL Driver’s License preferred.

Collegiality, professionalism, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the college mission are also necessary qualifications.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Dean Kelley McKay Fuemmeler at References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. International candidates should also include evaluations of their credentials for U.S. transcript equivalency.

Additional Information

As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

Missouri Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Missouri Valley College does not discriminate on the grounds of color, race, sex, religion, marital status, disability, national origin, veteran’s status, age, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

About Missouri Valley College

Founded in 1889, Missouri Valley College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Marshall, Missouri. Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Faculty are personally and professionally engaged in preparing thoughtful citizens for meaningful lives and careers. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate and graduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. Stewardship of resources will sustain innovative teaching to stimulate critical thinking, creativity, aesthetic appreciation, and the joys of lifelong learning.



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