Director of Forensics - Term Instructor
Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty
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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.
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Director of Forensics
George Mason University is in search of a Director of Forensics to lead our flagship forensics program. With a long-standing tradition of excellence, an Assistant Director and several coaches, recruitment resources, a national and international travel schedule, and a prominent location near the nations capital, the University is pleased to invite qualified candidates to submit materials by January 18, 2019. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Position: The offering is for a term (non-tenure line) position, on a regularized 9-month contract, salary commensurate with experience and the location, beginning no later than August 25, 2019. The position has teaching and service responsibilities as a faculty member, and can earn an additional 10% of salary with the possibility of summer teaching or management of the summer forensics camp. The position and the program operate within the Department of Communication, and the position reports to the Chair of the Department for an annual faculty evaluation.
Responsibilities: Coordination of program activities, including recruitment, pre-season preparation, scheduling, promotion and online presence, budget, hiring and supervision of the Assistant Director and part time coaches, hosting of tournaments and the George Mason Institute of Forensics (GMIF), development and allocation of student scholarships and assistantships for graduate students, coaching, travel.
Qualifications: Desirable candidates will be well organized, competent at group and interpersonal communication, respectful of diversity, inclusive, capable of effective presentations, and highly motivated.
- Candidates MUST have a Masters Degree or equivalent in Communication or a related field;
- Candidates MUST have at least three (3) years of college forensic administration and coaching experience, preferably as Director of Forensics or Assistant Director of Forensics;
- Candidates MUST have demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness in an area of expertise appropriate to teaching classes within the Department of Communication. Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience with student recruitment and program promotion;
- Demonstrated ability to build collegial departmental and campus unit relationships;
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong program alumni connections;
- Demonstrated ability for fundraising skills to supplement work with the college Development Office;
- Demonstrated ability to interact well with a diversity of people and be inclusive of a widely varied student body.
About the Department: Masons Communication Department has a collegial faculty committed to excellence, innovation and social relevance. We expect reasonable participation in the life of our community, including career fairs, faculty functions, recruiting sessions and other events. We offer a broad undergraduate program with more than 700 majors; five minor programs; a large M.A. program including strategic, health and science communication specialties; and a focused Ph.D. program emphasizing health and strategic communication. The department also offers graduate programs in science communication. Additionally, the department supports several co-curricular activities, including debate, forensics, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Society for Professional Journalists, and a comprehensive student media organization (newspaper, radio, television, sports announcing, magazine and journal editing, etc.).
The research life of the department includes both undergraduate and graduate research, and is reflected in the activities of its faculty, including the Center for Climate Change Communication, the Center for Media and Public Affairs, and the Center for Health and Risk Communication.
About George Mason University: The University enrolls more than 33,000 students in more than 150 degree programs through the doctoral level. George Mason is located in beautiful Fairfax, Virginia, 15 miles from Washington, D.C., offering easy access to key health, research, media, political and cultural centers such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution. The university is a young, vibrant and rapidly growing educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a history of innovation, which has attracted a faculty of widely known scholars and teachers, and a highly diverse student body.
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research, which has recently achieved Carnegie R1 status. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Special Instructions : Applications: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7381Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Interviews will commence after the January 18, 2019 deadline. All candidates invited for on-campus presentations will be expected to make a public presentation and field questions in addition to other meetings. For more information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Star Muir, firstname.lastname@example.org. Close date: January 18, 2019.
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Job Close Date : 2019-01-18