Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts - One-Year Instructors in Residence for Communication and Assistant Forensics Coaches

The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks applications for two full-time appointments for Instructors in Residence (Communication) and Assistant Forensics Coaches for 2019-20 academic year. Each position is a one-year appointment (which may include summer workshops) and can be renewed upon approval.

The successful candidates will teach three sections of the Basic Course—COM 103 The Oral Communication Process—each semester. The successful candidates also will assist the Director of Forensics in managing and coaching Bradley University’s nationally ranked speech team and participate in department/university service.

Minimum qualifications for these positions include an appropriate academic degree, substantial forensics coaching experience, and the ability to travel with, transport, and supervise college students (valid driver’s license required). Preference will be given to applicants who have a Master’s Degree in Communication (or a related field), college-level teaching experience, and experience working with high school summer forensics workshops and hosting forensics tournaments.

Salary is competitive with experience and qualifications. The expected starting date for this position is August 19, 2019.

Qualified applicants should send a .pdf file that includes a letter of application describing qualifications for and specific interest in this position and Bradley University, a statement of coaching philosophy, a current resume/curriculum vita, and the contact information for three references to  

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

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

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university.  Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.

The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is one of the largest departments in the university with nearly 400 students. The Department offers majors in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Television Arts and Sports Communication. The department is home to the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication and the Bradley Speech Team, the number one speech team in the United States. The department is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center—a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art facility with digital audio and video editing facilities, a high-definition television studio, and several high-end multimedia equipped classrooms. 

For additional information about the University and the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts visit Bradley University online at or   

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