Assistant Professor of Practice candidates must have: Master’s degree in Communication Studies or related areascompleted by Aug. 15, 2021Teaching experience at the college/university levelTwo years of forensics coaching experience at thecollege/university level Doctorate in Communication or related area by August 15,2021Three or more years of full-time university or college teachingexperienceInstructional experience with courses included in the NAUCommunication Studies curriculumExperience in teaching online or hybrid courses included in theNAU Communication Studies curriculumEvidence of teaching effectiveness (through sample syllabi andteaching statements)Demonstrated experiences that contribute to working withindividuals from culturally diverse backgrounds Preferred QualificationsPreferred for either the Lecturer position or the AssistantProfessor of Practice position: Master’s degree in Communication Studies or related area attime of hireTeaching experience at the college/university levelMinimum of five years of forensics coaching experience at thecollege/university level School of Communication is located in a $14.5 millionstate-of-the-art facility that includes five computer labs, digitalimaging labs, a student media complex, editing bays, televisionbroadcast studios and modern electronic classrooms and seminarrooms. Other highlights include a Public Speaking Lab (PSL) and aSpeech and Debate Squad Room.Immigration Suppt/SponsorshipNAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorshipfor this position.Job DescriptionThe School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invitesapplications for a Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Practice toteach courses in the Communication Studies major, coach speech anddebate, and serve as the Director of Forensics.The successful applicant will teach courses from among thefollowing areas: public speaking, communication theory, gender andcommunication, interpersonal communication, group communication,argumentation and debate, environmental communication, or othercourses as required by the School’s Communication Studies degreecurriculum and School-wide general Communication curriculum.The successful applicant will serve as the Director of Forensics.Duties include coaching the NAU forensics team, travelling to andjudging at intercollegiate forensics tournaments, and managing theforensics travel budget. Successful applicants should be preparedto coach students in both competitive speech and debate. NAUparticipates in individual events (American Forensic Associationevents) and debate (NFA-LD, NPDA, British Parliamentary, and/orIPDA). A graduate assistant may be available to support travel,judging, and coaching.The proposed workload will be the equivalent of four courses persemester, a one-course release each semester is available tocompensate for tournament travel. School of Communication facultyhave responsibilities in advising, mentoring and contributingservice to the school, university and the discipline. The positionbegins in August 2021.Minimum QualificationsLecturer candidates must have: Workplace CultureNAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by anunshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining ourefforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture ofexcellence. General InformationNorthern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870,including approximately 19,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff andthe remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment,NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all thefeatures of a large institution but with a personal touch, with afaculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All facultymembers are expected to promote student learning and help studentsachieve academic outcomes.While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a widerange of graduate programs and research. Our institution hascarefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning,forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in culturaldiversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks,Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection ofInterstate 17 and Interstate 40.The university is committed to a diverse and civil working andlearning environment.For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see theCenter for University Access and Inclusionwebpage .Background InformationNorthern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for thefollowing: a criminal background investigation, an employmenthistory verification and a degree verification (in some cases)prior to employment. You may also be required to complete afingerprint background check.Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU isrequired to participate in the federal E-Verify program thatassists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work inthe United States.Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federallaw known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportablecrime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar yearsand discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keepstudents and employees safe including how to report crimes or otheremergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Reportfor the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance asthese campuses have on-campus student housing. This reportdiscloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campusstudent housing and statistics for fires that occurred in thosefacilities.If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contactthe NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting thedepartment at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.SalaryCommensurate with experience and academic credentials.BenefitsThis is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefitpackage including generous health, dental and vision insurance;participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or theOptional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees andqualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU isavailable at the NAU HRbenefits page .Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to termsof the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered aposition will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’sBCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enrollin benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the firstday of the pay period following their completed enrollment.If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and thelong-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin onthe first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. Newemployees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate onthe first day of employment. The long-term disability plan thataccompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay periodfollowing 90 days of employment. More information about NAUbenefits is available at the NAU HRbenefits page .Submission DeadlineThis vacancy will be open until filled or closed. First review ofapplications will begin on April 15, 2021.How to ApplyTo apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button atthe end of the job description if viewing this position through theNAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply,proceed to nau.jobs ,follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ link, locatevacancy 605284, and then “Apply” at the bottom of thepage.Application must include: (1) a detailed letter of applicationexplaining your interest in the position, provide details regardinghow you meet minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as yourteaching philosophy; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a coachingphilosophy; (4) a judging philosophy; and (5) names and contactinformation for five professional references. Save all items as PDFand/or Word documents.If you need assistance completing your application there areinstructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human ResourcesDepartment located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the cornerof Beaver and DuPont Streets.If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonableaccommodation to participate in the hiring process please contactthe Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.FLSA StatusThis position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the FairLabor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime orcompensatory time for additional time worked.Equal Employment OpportunityNorthern Arizona University is a committed EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.EEO is the Law Poster and SupplementsNAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.