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Assistant Professor of Argumentation and Director of Forensics

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Assistant Professor of Argumentation and Director of Forensics

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph. D. in Communication.
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 2018.
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching.
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Research agenda in argumentation or related subject matter; experience administrating a forensics program and directing forensics tournaments; ability to teach courses in argumentation and debate; a commitment to engaging students outside of the classroom through providing support, including mentoring, internship supervision, program development, career guidance, and/or service learning.



Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in argumentation, debate and other areas of qualification; engage in a systematic program of scholarship resulting in conference presentations and publications; advise and direct students in academic projects and scholarly activities; participate in service to the department, college, university, and community, including administering the Forensics Program.


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Summaries of teaching evaluations
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation,  and an official transcript


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.


All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through:


Requests for information should be addressed to:


Ann Johnson, Department Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Communication Studies

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-2009

562-985-4301 or E-Mail:


Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 2, 2017                                               

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.