Communication - Assistant Director of Forensics and Instructor

The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track renewable appointment as the Assistant Director of Forensics and Instructor of Communication for the 2013-14 academic year. This appointment may include summer workshops under separate contract.

Responsibilities include assisting the Director of Forensics in managing and coaching      Bradley University’s national champion speech team, teaching basic speech courses, and other departmental/committee responsibilities as assigned.

An appropriate Master’s Degree is required.  Forensics coaching experience and ability to travel with, transport and supervise college students is also required.  Candidates must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.                                                                                             

AFA and NFA tournament coaching experience, high school summer forensics workshop experience, tournament hosting experience, and experience teaching basic speech are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing the stated qualifications for the position, statement of coaching philosophy, full curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three current references, and evidence of teaching and coaching effectiveness.  The application letter, coaching philosophy, CV, and evidence of teaching and coaching effectiveness must be submitted electronically in PDF format to Dan Smith at  Inquiries may be made to the email address or to:

Dan Smith, Chair

Assistant DOF Search Committee

Department of Communication

Bradley University

Peoria, IL  61625


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

The Bradley University Forensics Team is the most successful team in the history of intercollegiate speech competition.  It boasts an unparalleled record and tradition of 39 team national championships and 141 individual national champions.

Bradley University is a selective independent, private, non-sectarian, comprehensive university enrolling approximately 6,000 students.  The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university, with dynamic programs that stress interdisciplinary collaboration, technology-mediated instruction, global perspectives and international travel, and a spirit of interaction with the university and with external constituents.  All department members have offices and state-of-the-art instructional facilities in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.