San Diego State University is seeking a Director of Forensics (DoF). This is a full-time lecturer position with benefits. A master’s degree in Communication, undergraduate competitive experience, and significant debate (NDT, CEDA, and/or NPDA) coaching experience is required. Doctoral degree and DoF experience preferred. This is a non-tenurable position that does not require outside research publications. Under the CSU system, lecturers are eligible for annual, renewable contracts for six years based on performance as a coach and teacher, and thereafter the DOF may earn three year renewable contracts.

The DoF receives assigned time for coaching and week-end travel, and service as a tournament judge is required. Additional expectations include: teaching two 3-unit courses in Communication, attending/supervising the competitors course (COMM 301), hosting the Aztec Invitational and Montezuma Mesa tournaments and potentially summer workshops on campus, supervising typically four GTA forensics coaches, conducting practice sessions, recruiting high school and transfer students, managing the budget and working closely with the Director of the School of Communication to help raise funds and engage in community outreach. We seek an energetic, visionary leader to take Aztecs Forensics to the next level. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applications must include the following:

  • Application letter that includes relevant experiences, areas of teaching and coaching expertise, and a statement of coaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three references, who should each independently send a letter of recommendation

Questions and applications can be addressed to:

Dr. William B. Snavely, Director
School of Communication
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4560 (619-594-0895)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date for this position is August 18, 2017.

Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is part of the 23-campus California State University system and is located in beautiful San Diego, California in the far southwest corner of the continental United States. Often called “America’s Finest City”, San Diego is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant downtown, professional sports, arts and entertainment, the San Diego Zoo and many other attractions. We boast one of the best year-round climates in the U.S. The university is a leading public teaching and research university with more than 35,000 students. For more information, go to Go Aztecs!

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.