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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Assistant Director of Forensics/Lecturer
(Two-Year Appointment, Non-Tenure-Track)

The Department of Human Communication Studies at California State University, Fullerton seeks a Lecturer to serve as Assistant Director of Forensics beginning in August 2017. The lecturer's primary teaching area is in forensics education. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to coaching policy debate (NDT and CEDA), traveling to regional and national debate tournaments, transporting students to and from tournament locations, assisting in the hosting and the administration of intercollegiate and high school forensics tournaments. Desirable secondary areas include argumentation, non-policy debate, and public speaking. Faculty members are expected to participate in faculty governance and engage in University/community service at a level commensurate with the position.


Rank and Salary
This is a non-tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with the experience and qualifications.  An excellent and comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health, vision and dental plans; access to the campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement plan provided through the state system, along with optional tax-shelter opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to:

Appointment Date
August 2017

Application Procedures
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 9425BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts, writing sample, teaching portfolio (philosophy, student/peer ratings, syllabi)
  4. Three letters of recommendation (see the following instructions)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For further information, please contact Dr. Jon Bruschke, Search Committee Chair at  or call 657-278-3272.

Application Deadline
Review of applications begins March 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by April 15, 2017.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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