The Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Academic Year Assistant or Associate Professor with the appointment starting in Fall 2019.
The ideal candidate will be a scholar/teacher with a specialty in oral communication in a bilingual or multi-lingual setting. A background in theatre is desirable, but not required. All candidates must have a strong record of teaching public speaking to undergraduates. A record of scholarly achievement or promise is required, although candidates with a strong professional experience will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to promoting student academic success through the instruction of public speaking and oral communication and have a strong commitment to student academic success, the ability to act as a mentor, and sensitivity to equality and diversity issues.
Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester from the following: Fundamentals of Speech, Speech Skills and Techniques, Voice and Diction, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Persuasion, and Interpersonal Communication. The ability to coordinate the Speech Program to include management skills to coordinate over 25 sections of Fundamentals of Speech, foster student interest in the Speech Minor, translate voice and performance strategies in the speech classroom; while teaching master classes to speech faculty, teach argumentation and debate as well as starting and coaching a debate team, assist in the area of forensics, develop new courses for bilingual or multi-lingual speakers, and foster Speaking Across the Curriculum by leading campus-wide programs to help reinforce basic skills in oral communication in Upper Division Courses for students and faculty. Other duties include curriculum development, student advisement for speech minors, participation in developing department procedures and guidelines, involvement in student recruitment, committee service at the department, college and university level. Faculty will be expected to continue professional activities by publishing, presenting at conferences, competing with the debate team, and other related professional or creative activities.
Ph.D. in Oral Communication, Performance Studies or or related field OR an MFA in Speech Communication, Performance Studies or Theatre;
Demonstrated record of publication, research, and/or creative activities OR promising research and/or creative activities agenda;
Evidence of a minimum of two-years of effective solo college teaching experience; and
Ability to teach lower and upper division speech courses including: Fundamentals of Speech, Speech Skills and Techniques, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Persuasion, and Interpersonal Communication;
Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
Preferred /Desired Qualifications
Ph.D. in Oral Communication or related field;
Background in a Theatre or Performance Studies at undergraduate or graduate level;
Expertise in bilingual or multi-lingual communications as evidenced by teaching and research;
Demonstrated record of presenting at conferences, competing with the debate and/or forensic teams at competitions, research and/or creative activities, and related student recruitment;
Academic experience as a program speech coordinator, e.g., ability to coordinate speech courses, develop the speech minor and further develop the upper division speech curriculum, coach a debate team, and assist with forensics;
Evidence of a minimum of four-years of effective solo (non-teaching assistant) college teaching experience;
Experience competing in in Intercollegiate Forensics Tournaments;
Expertise in the various forms of intercollegiate debate, including NFA-LD, British Parliamentary, and IPDA;
Successful experience teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including adoption of appropriate pedagogical strategies for diverse student populations;
Demonstrated record of excellent teaching in the areas of lower and upper division speech including: Fundamentals of Speech, Speech Skills and Techniques, Voice and Diction, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Persuasion, and Interpersonal Communication;
Experience and interest in teaching introductory theatre classes, directing, acting, teaching online classes; and
Demonstrated experience in department/college/university service.
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in April 2019. For full consideration please submit your completed application no later than April 17, 2019.
- Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
- Cover letter
- List of 3 references with contact information
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)
- A Statement on Teaching
- A Statement on Research
- Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
- Sample Syllabus/i for college level speech course
- Teaching Evaluations (if available)
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
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